Florida Facts: Did You Know?

 Why did explorers name the islands west of Key West the Dry Tortugas?

Answer: They were called “dry” because they contained no fresh water. Tortugas is the Spanish word for turtles, of which the explorers saw and captured many.

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Question from: Florida Fun Facts by Eliot Kleinberg

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