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Portland Canal is a narrow water passage that forms part of the boundary between Alaska and British Columbia, Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Cape Yakataga is a point of land on the Gulf of Alaska, about 100 miles (161 km) northwest of Yakutat and 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Yakataga, Alaska.
About the background graphic
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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