Where is Dry Tortugas National Park?
The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands belonging to Monroe County that mark the end of the Florida Keys. They were discovered in 1513 by Spaniard Juan Ponce de León.
He gave the name of Tortugas, after the turtles he found there. Later came the addition Dry, which was supposed to show that there is no drinking water here and to distinguish it from the Caribbean islands of Tortuga, near Hispaniola.
Dry Tortugas National Park includes seven islands and Fort Jefferson. 99% of the park is under water. The colourful coral reefs, with their sunken ships and treasures, have been protected by UNESCO since 1976. Every year, over 60,000 people visit the islands.
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