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Point of the Arches and the adjacent Shi Shi Beach represent a unique section of shoreline located at the edge of the Olympic National Park.
The New Eddystone Rock is a pillar of basalt, 237 feet (72 m) high, in Behm Canal, Alaska.
Rudyerd Bay is a fjord on the mainland of Southeast Alaska, about 37 air miles (60 km) east of Ketchikan.
The Lucy Islands are a small archipelago in Chatham Sound, roughly 11 miles (17 km) west of Prince Rupert, Canada.
The Larsen Bay cannery was built in 1911 by the Alaska Packers Association to process salmon from the Karluk River.
Tuxedni Bay is surrounded by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve on the western shore of Cook Inlet. The bay extends southeast from the mouth of the Tuxedni River in the Chigmit Mountains to Chisik Island.
Cape Lookout is one of the most striking and scenic headlands on the Pacific Coast. The cape is a narrow headland about 2 miles long made of basaltic lava with vertical sea cliffs 800 feet high.
The narrow spit that almost landlocks Sooke Harbour was named for John George Whiffin, a clerk who served aboard HMS Herald when the Royal Navy surveyed Sooke inlet in 1846.
The Pacific Whaling Company built a processing station in 1912 across Akutan Harbor from Akutan village in the eastern Aleutian Fox Islands. It was the only whaling station in the Aleutians, and operated until 1939.
Bixby Creek Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design. Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the California central coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.
On December 10, 1988, the Aoyagi Maru, a 288-feet (88 m) long Japanese fish refrigerant vessel, was tied up alongside and transferring fish from the Bering Trader in Lost Harbor. A winter storm was blowing and Bering Trader’s anchor dragged.
The last lightship to mark Umatilla Reef was formally designated as LV 196. Lightships were used where lighthouse construction was not possible, although the type has become largely obsolete and replaced by automated buoys.
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This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1901 (top) to 2019 (bottom). Each stripe represents the average global temperature for one year. The average temperature from 1971-2000 is set as the boundary between blue and red. The colour scale goes from -0.7°C to +0.7°C. The data are from the UK Met Office HadCRUT4.6 dataset.
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