The Eel River is a federally designated Wild and Scenic River that flows generally north and west through the California Coast Range and enters the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles (16 km) south of Humboldt Bay, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Eureka and 8 miles (13 km) west of Fortuna, California.
Black’s Beach is a secluded section of Torrey Pines State Beach, about 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of Encinitas and 4 mile (6.5 km) north-northeast of La Jolla, and beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines, California.
Esquimalt Lagoon is formed by a sand spit 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long that almost fully encloses the estuary of Colwood Creek that flows by Hatley Castle on the grounds of Royal Roads University, 4.4 miles (7.3 km) west of Victoria and within the city of Colwood, British...
Martins Beach is a public beach and a private gated community, about 6 miles (10 km) south of the community of Half Moon Bay and 0.7 miles (1.1 km) southwest of Lobitos, California.
Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel sailing ship with a length of 275 feet (84 m) that ran ashore on Clatsop Spit about 4 miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River entrance, 7 miles (11 km) west of Astoria and 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Warrenton, Oregon.
Tennessee Cove is an embayment on the Pacific Ocean with a sandy beach about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of San Francisco and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southwest of Mill Valley, California. The cove is named after the SS Tennessee, a steamship that ran aground near here on...
Crissey Field is a state park, administrated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, that starts on the southern shore of the Winchuk River and extends to the California state border, 17 miles (27 km) north of Crescent City and 4.8 miles (7.7 km) southeast of Brookings, Oregon.
Polly Creek is a stream that flows southeast for 8.5 miles (13.7 km) to the west shore of Cook Inlet, about 56 miles (90 km) northwest of Homer and 46 miles (74 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.
King Philip was a clipper ship launched in 1856 and wrecked in 1878 on Ocean Beach, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
La Jenelle was a passenger ship that went aground in 1970 on Silver Strand at Port Hueneme, a sandy beach about 1 mile (1.6 km) long and 450 feet(140 m) wide, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) south of Oxnard and 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Santa Barbara, California.
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This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1850 (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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