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The World's Loneliest Crocodile

Cletus is the sole American Crocodile to live at Dry Tortugas National Park. (Mark Hedden)
Cletus is the sole American Crocodile to live at Dry Tortugas National Park. (Mark Hedden)

Climate changes are expected to increase the severity of storms that can wreak havoc on low-lying areas like the Dry Tortugas, a cluster of desert islands 70 miles off Key West.

Mark Hedden from Here & Now contributor WLRN recently visited the islands on an expedition to find the only American crocodile seen there since the Spanish explorer and conquistador Ponce de Leon arrived in 1513.

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  • Mark Hedden, reporter for WLRN in South Florida.
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