USGS Map of Cudjoe Key

Cudjoe Key

Fat Albert

Sailing high above Cudjoe Key is the blimp commonly called "Fat Albert." There are two Fat Alberts, actually, one on the ground while the other is in the air.

Fat Albert is used by the U.S. government for several purposes, including radar for aircraft and boat traffic (especially for drug enforcement) and weather. The blimp is also used to broadcast "TV Marti," a U.S. television station targeted toward an audience in Cuba.

These blimps are also used along the Mexican border.

Hey hey hey, it's faaaat Albert!

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