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Dry Tortugas National Park

I once thought the Florida Keys ended at Key West.  That is indeed the farthest one can travel by car.  Then a few years ago I learned the Keys continue for another 67 miles, all the way to the tiny … Continue reading

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Snorkeling in Dry Tortugas National Park 3

Here are some of the common sergeant majors  (Abudefduf saxatilis, Pomacentridae) I saw while snorkeling at Dry Tortugas National Park.  Recorded 04/10/2012

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Snorkeling in Dry Tortugas National Park 2

The ubiquitous sergeant majors  (Abudefduf saxatilis, Pomacentridae) were cool, but this video really captures the color of the rainbow parrotfish (Scarus guacamaia, Scaridae) towards the end. Recorded 04/10/2012 at Dry Tortugas National Park.

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Snorkeling in Dry Tortugas National Park 1

I spent the last four days in southern Florida including a day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park.  I snorkeled there for about an hour before the abundance of great barracudas (Sphyraena barracuda, Sphyraenidae) started making me nervous.  There’s only one in this … Continue reading

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