Recent Event Highlights: Exclusive Air Service to the Dry Tortugas Launched - Melodika.net (press release), Sanibel seeks grant money to help repair lighthouse - The News-Press, Exclusive Air Service to the Dry Tortugas Launched - PR Web (press release), Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Fest set Sept. 22-26 - Palm Beach Post (blog), Oil Spill Truth: The Reefs of the Dry Tortugas, Oil far from South Florida but tourism industry seeks boost - International Business Times, and 84 more...
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Exclusive Air Service to the Dry Tortugas LaunchedMelodika.net (press release)Key West Seaplane Adventures (KWSA), the only seaplane service between Key West and the Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, launched their exclusive ...
Panel stresses action by hunters, anglersMiamiHerald.comCoral bleaching, already a serious problem from Martin County to the Dry Tortugas, would worsen. Increasing acidity in ocean waters, he said, would further ...and more »
Ed Killer: Marine industry loses a passionate protector and friendTCPalm“We cruised aboard that sailboat for three years along the whole Florida coast to the Dry Tortugas, up the Intracoastal Waterway to the Chesapeake Bay and ...
Sanibel seeks grant money to help repair lighthouseThe News-PressErected in 1884, the lighthouse was the first on Florida's Gulf coast north of Key West and the Dry Tortugas. It played an integral role in assisting ships ...and more »
Explorers Assess The Health Of The World's OceansNPRWhen you're in the Florida Keys, until you get probably to the Dry Tortugas, you can't see the bottom. It's murky. It's dark brown. ...and more »
Exclusive Air Service to the Dry Tortugas LaunchedPR Web (press release)Key West Seaplane Adventures launched exclusive flights to the Dry Tortugas this past May. Based at Key West International Airport the company offers the ...
Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Fest set Sept. 22-26Palm Beach Post (blog)... a Sunday birding excursion to the famed Dry Tortugas National Park, a special wildlife art exhibit and day-long activities for the whole family during ...and more »
USA TodayThis guy logged 13000 miles of exercise while traveling. Could you?USA TodayFor instance, after completing a 12.5 mile swim around Key West, he hops over to the Dry Tortugas (70 miles west) for some one-on-one with park rangers ...and more »
End of summer playlist: What's on it?Entertainment WeeklyThis is the man, after all, who phoned us from the Dry Tortugas last year to take The EW Pop Culture Personality Test. (Hearing the wind hitting his cell ...
Rare American croc shows up in MarathonKeysNet... and Wildlife Conservation Commission Crocodile Response Coordinator Lindsey Hord said the species has been spotted as far south as the Dry Tortugas. ...
Greenpeace hosts Dr. Jose Lopez and Dr. Charles Messing from Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center aboard the Arctic Sunrise as they study the diversity of sponges in the reefs of the Dry Tortugas and their potential as bio-indicators of reef health. "Its possible that the oil from the BP spill may have been so effectively submerged and 'miniaturized' that resident bottom organisms, such as sponges, can best detect the oil or dispersants at the molecular level", said Dr. Jose Lopez.
Basil & Spice(7/2010) Greenpeace: Ship To Gulf To Document True ImpactsBasil & SpiceThe ship will leave the week of August 9th from Tampa, Florida, and will visit the Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas before approaching the well-head during ...and more »
Oil far from South Florida but tourism industry seeks boostInternational Business TimesAs of Friday, oil had not been spotted within 250 miles of St. Petersburg and 350 miles from the Dry Tortugas, which neighbor the Florida Keys, Johnson said ...and more »
BUSINESS MONDAY Commercial shrimpers struggle to make a livingMiamiHerald.comBut 60 years after commercial fishermen from St. Augustine discovered the Dry Tortugas shrimp grounds -- starting the ``pink gold rush'' that transformed ...and more »
Palm Beach PostWhere will spilled Gulf oil go? Three months later, officials and residents ...Palm Beach Post... set to launch off the Keys, will patrol for oil contamination to a depth of 100 feet, from southeast of Marco Island to north of the Dry Tortugas. ...and more »
Bradenton HeraldMudd family gathers to celebrate ancestorUPI.comOn Dry Tortugas Island, a 2 1/2-hour ferry ride from Key West, the family visited the cell at Fort Jefferson where Mudd served time after being convicted as ...Decendents of doctor tied to Lincoln assassination visit his Fort Jefferson cellMiamiHerald.comall 6 news articles »
Keys hopeful Deepwater Horizon cap remains workingKeysNet... retrieved on June 2 after it basically got lost around Rebecca Shoal near the Dry Tortugas and lost satellite communication with its human operators. ...and more »
Florida shoreline is untouched by BP oil spill disasterThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com... shores took on heightened urgency two months ago when dozens of blobs of oily tar began to wash up in Big Pine Key, Key West and the Dry Tortugas. ...and more »
Nevada Barr presentation postponed to July 11Lake Powell Chronicle... “Deep South” and “Hunting Season” at Natchez Trace Parkway; “Blood Lure” in Glacier National Park; “Flashback” at Dry Tortugas National Park; ...
Carribean Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, observed June 29, 2010. Reef squid on wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org Dry Tortugas National Park website: www.nps.gov
Sharks harbor drug-resistant bacteriamsnbc.comFor instance, Blackburn and his colleagues noted an overflowing septic tank problem at the Dry Tortugas islands of the Florida Keys. ...and more »
TreehuggerSummer Camping Trips in the Dry Tortugas from Leading Tour and Reservations CenterOnline PR News (press release)Camping in the Dry Tortugas in the summer provides campers with one of the island's most active wildlife seasons of the year. The Dry Tortugas Information ...Scientists Track Sea Turtles' Mysterious Travels for Better ConservationTreehuggerall 3 news articles »
High quality HD underwater video of a dive at Sherwood Forest site in the Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve about 10 miles west of Loggerhead Key on May 22, 2010. Video shows a healthy vital reef systems and clear blue water. If this reef is damaged by the BP oil spill, it will affect fish stocks up the whole east coast of the US as this area is a nursery for juvenile sea life stocking the Gulf Stream. High definition stock footage. SSM Cat#20100522d. Copyright 2010, SubsurfaceMedia.com
-- Over weekend, fisherman catch oil-covered shrimp off Dry Tortugas in Florida Keys -- About 12 miles north of Dry Tortugas, the crew on the Mattie Fay hauled up their shrimp catch and got oil. Tar balls were tangled in their nets with the shrimp. There was tar on the shrimp, tar on their boots, tar on their gloves. We just come on in after that, said Brian Williams, 30, a member of the Mattie Fay crew. We didnt drag no more. Once we saw that, we pretty much wrote it off. ... Now, were leaving. I seen the sign of that tar out there the other day and I dont want to get trapped. Said a local lobster trapper, "Im pretty much screwed for the rest of my days. ... "Theres no way to know if the oil the Mattie Fay ran into came from the Deepwater Horizon blowout a few hundred miles away." Orginally reported by the Naples Daily News www.naplesnews.com
Family trip to see the prison of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, at Fort Jefferson
Charter fishing trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas with Capt Yuri Vakselis. Duke, Bo, Greg, Tim, David and Mark. Enjoy!!
Expert Video: Dry Tortugas National Park This is an example of using an "expert" to show visitors how to make the most of an experience! The Dry Tortugas is on an island almost 70 miles west of Key West. We went over on the Yankee Freedom Ferry and had the most incredible experience. It's absolutely beautiful! Since I've traveled all over FL producing tourism videos everyone wants to know my favorite place! This is it!
Sailing from Newfound Harbor (Big Pine Key) down Hawk Channel to Key West
Driving down to the keys. Anchoring in New Found Harbor off of Big Pine Key
Footage from Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park off the coast of the Florida Keys. 08 May 2009.
If you fish for fish you love to eat,you have to try the Florida Fishfinder. The crew is the absolute best I have found,and the name Florida Fishfinder,well no doubt about that and do just that. The fish in the pictures include-Mutton Snapper,most 15# with alot 20-24lb,DEEEEEEP Water Yelloweye,Yellowtail Snapper,Kings,Prehistoric Amberjack,a few Mangrove Snapper,Strawberry Grouper,Scamp to 10#,,(LOst alot of bigger ones) The Muttons battle most of the way up and what a great time this is! One after another,spot after spot,it was on, The entire crew is above excellent folks,and if you want to fill your freezer with highest quality fish,heres the ticket.Be prepared for bruised ribsmand sore arms folks,,and for the trip you will never forget. The fish in the pile at the end are atleast 2-3 deep and like I said,the Mutton Snapper are all really superb quality and mucvh bigger than they appear. Tell them Dave from Armbreaker Custom Rods sent ya,and please check out my many other videos on custom rods like you cant imagine.
Frigatebirds above old Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida.
In May 2009 I took the Yankee Freedom II high speed catamaran to Garden Key and Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas (70 miles west of Key West). While there, I spend a couple of hours snorkeling near the fort. Got some video of the grass flats, a barracuda, coral, sea fans, and some tropical fish like snappers and parrotfish.
...Coral Reef State Park during the two-day season. Lobster harvest is also prohibited at all times in Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Spiny Lobster Sanctuary, certain areas in Pennekamp Park, and the no-take areas...
Naples Daily News
...be?'' There already are numerous no-take zones around major reefs in the Keys, and one of the world's largest reserves is in Dry Tortugas National Park. Many marine scientists and environmentalists support reserves as a way to protect complex, poorly understood...
...traveling from Fernandina Beach to Naples, the report states. The three were heading to an overnight fishing trip to the Dry Tortugas. Rimes said that he got the counterfeiting idea and information from watching a Chris Hansen undercover special from Las Vegas...
Naples Daily News
...and recent films (The Dark Knight, Children of Men). But believe me, there's no better way to experience an historic landmark than kicking up its foundation with fresh rubber tires. Reminds me of the time I drove a Hummer through Dry Tortugas....
www.sea-ray-fishing-boats.blogspot.com Funlovers, our Sea Ray 430 fishing boat travels down to the Dry Tortgugas. Come aboard this used boat and enjoy Fort Jefferson, fishing and the clear blue water!
www.sea-ray-fishing-boats.blogspot.com Funlovers, our Sea Ray 430 fishing boat travels down to the Dry Tortgugas. Come aboard this used boat and enjoy Fort Jefferson, fishing and the clear blue water! Video by Denise Clarke, the Blogger Babe http
Fort Jefferson on Garden Key is a remarkable pre-Civil War masonry fortification in Dry Tortugas National Park. It is located 70 miles west of Key West.
...where Wilbur and Joe boarded the Flamingo fishing boat to go on a fishing trip. Monday night they traveled to Key West to the Dry Tortugas National Park. While in Key West, they went snorkeling and spent some time downtown shopping. Tuesday they went to John...
The Americus Times-Recorder
Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the most beautiful natural areas in Florida. Snorkel in the crystal blue waters surrounding the island. Explore the historic fort located here. Lounge on the white sand beaches. VISIT FLORIDA Beaches Expert, David McRee, takes the Yankee Freedom out of Key West for the day and experiences the beauty of this historic site.
...staghorn nurseries found between Broward County and the Lower Florida Keys, and the establishment of additional nurseries in the Dry Tortugas and the USVI. In all, the project will grow roughly 12,000 corals in Florida to enhance coral populations at 34 degraded...
...Over the next three years, about 12,000 corals will be grown to enhance coral populations at 34 degraded reefs from the Dry Tortugas — 70 miles west of Key West — to the waters off Broward County. The stimulus money pays for most of the salaries of 57 positions...
...Over the next three years, about 12,000 corals will be grown to enhance coral populations at 34 degraded reefs from the Dry Tortugas -- 70 miles west of Key West -- to the waters off Broward County. The stimulus money pay for most of the salaries of 57 positions...
Here is a photo video of the Dry Tortugas
My first trip to the dry tortugas. My friend Lorenzo hooked up with what we thought was a shark, but to our delight, was a feisty mutton snapper.
The Garden Key Lighthouse is located atop Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park.
Charter fishing trip to the Dry Tortugas with Capt Yuri Vakselis. Enjoy!!!!
A look at the intimidating array of armaments that made historic Ft. Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas the guardian of the Gulf of Mexico; Part 2