Cross Island, Beaufort Sea

Cross Island, Beaufort Sea

Cross Island is an Arctic barrier island, about 2 miles (3.2 km) long, located between McClure and Midway Islands on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 74 miles (119 km) northeast of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (40 km) north-northeast of Deadhorse, Alaska. The island was named in...
Pudding Creek, Fort Bragg

Pudding Creek, Fort Bragg

Pudding Creek is a small coastal watershed in Mendocino County that drains 18 square miles (4,662 ha) before entering the Pacific Ocean about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southwest of Cleone and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Fort Bragg, California. Pudding Creek is also the name of...
Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across, on the west coast of Kuiu Island, between Point Sullivan to the north and Point Ellis to the south, 52 miles (84 km) southeast of Sitka and 52 miles (84 km) west-southwest of Petersburg, Alaska. The local descriptive name...
Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay is a small community on the southeastern shore of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound, about 7 miles (11.3 km) by road from the community of Eastsound, and 3 miles (4.8 km) from Olga, Washington. The name “Orcas” is a shortened form...
Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, Kachemak Bay

Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, Kachemak Bay

The Kasitsna Bay Laboratory is a marine research facility located on a shallow embayment about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) wide, 6.3 miles (10 km) northeast of Seldovia, and 12 miles (19 km) south of Homer, Alaska. The name is from the Dena’ina and was originally published in...