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Underwater preserve

Updated: December 13, 2010, 4:51 PM ET
ESPN Outdoors press services

KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Formal ceremonies and a weekend environmental expo ended an 11-day celebration of America's first underwater preserve.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo commemorated its 50th birthday with free admission Saturday to the park that encompasses some 63,845 acres covering uplands and submerged areas.

The day before, noted divers descended on an iconic underwater statue to mark the 50th anniversary of America's first underwater preserve.

Famed oceanographer ...

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