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Portlock, Port Chatham

Portlock, Port Chatham

Portlock is the site of an abandoned cannery on the south coast of the Kenai Peninsula, on the south shore of Port Chatham, about 16 miles (26 km) south of Seldovia, and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) south-southeast of Port Graham, Alaska.

Oona River, Porcher Island

Oona River, Porcher Island

Oona River is a community of several houses, a town hall, and a fish hatchery along the banks of the Oona River estuary on the eastern coast of Porcher Island, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Whaler Island, Crescent City

Whaler Island, Crescent City

Whaler Island is about 633 feet (193 m) across, lies about 0.4 miles (.65 km) offshore, and is connected to the mainland with a paved road on an artificial breakwater at Crescent City, California. The island is named for a historical shore-based commercial whaling...

Hidden Falls Hatchery, Kasnyku Bay

Hidden Falls Hatchery, Kasnyku Bay

The Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery is located on the east side of Baranof Island, at the head of Kasnyku Bay off Chatham Strait, approximately 22 miles (35.5 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska. Hidden Falls is the outlet to Hidden Falls Lake, located adjacent to and above the...

Dismal Nitch, Columbia River

Dismal Nitch, Columbia River

Dismal Nitch is the name of a cove on the north shore of the lower Columbia River in Washington, about 7 miles (11 km) north of Astoria, Oregon.

Kitsault, Alice Arm

Kitsault, Alice Arm

Kitsault is a community at the head of Alice Arm in Observatory Inlet near the mouth of the Kitsault River on the North Coast of British Columbia.

Uganik Fisheries Cannery, Northeast Arm

Uganik Fisheries Cannery, Northeast Arm

The abandoned Uganik Fisheries cannery is on the north shore of Northeast Arm, about 1.3 miles (2 km) southeast of Starr Point, in Uganik Bay, Alaska.

Cormorant Point, Gordon Head

Cormorant Point, Gordon Head

Cormorant Point is a headland located between Cordova Bay and Margaret Bay, in the Gordon Head neighborhood of Saanich and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northeast of Victoria, British Columbia.

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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