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Dry Tortugas National Park: The Value of Marinelife

Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the South Florida National Parks which is well-known for its variety of birds, marine life, legends of pirates and sunken gold. The main feature of this place is Fort Jefferson, one of the largest forts ever built. The reason to name this park as Dry Tortugas is that during colonial times, there were plenty sea turtles, but there was a scarcity of fresh water, so that the tortugas were dry. Due to the number of birds, sea animals, and reefs, this park is significantly important to protect the natural and historical features. Also, it is interesting to notice that the Dry Tortugas is renowned for tropical bird species and spring bird migrations.

Some of the activities for tourists include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, bird watching, camping, and fishing. Definitely, it is a great privilege to observe and touch the pristine and profound coral reefs. All the choices that you have to learn and entertain require a forest ranger guidance for tours.

Throughout the year, this park is available for you, and you have access to the first tier of Fort Jefferson, a picnic area and restrooms. The means of transportation to get there are boat, seaplane or ferry, and you should check the corresponding prices, schedules, and reservations.  

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