Key West to Fort Jefferson, 2001

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Key West
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Key West
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The antennas in front are used for eavesdropping on Cuba.
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Fort Zachary Taylor
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Fort Zach
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The Indominatable, used for drug runner surveillance
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This is where you're supposed to watch the sun set in Key West.
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Ocean Bottom, west of Key West
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This might be the Caine, judging from the trees.
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These birds would follow around the rays like this for some reason. Maybe they were acting like cattle egrets. The picture's a little fuzzy, but it's not bad considering it was taken at over 70 mph and from over 100 ft. up.
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From light blue to dark blue.
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One hour into the ocean.
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This is a Dry Tortuga
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This is a mostly wet tortuga.
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Fort Jefferson, about 60 miles west of Key West.
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This boat was visiting Ft. Jeff.
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A lighthouse, just west of Ft. Jefferson, which is in the background.
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A microwave tower, about 30 miles from land.
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The birds monitor the solar cells.
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It's hard to judge altitude when the water is still and glassy.
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There were lots of sharks, sea turtles, flying fish, rays, and a few dolphins. I think this is a shark, but I can't tell for sure from the picture.
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A ray. I think you need a ray gun to hunt these.