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Whaler Island is about 700 feet (215 m) across and situated about 0.4 miles (.65 km) offshore and is now connected to the mainland by a paved road on an artificial breakwater that together with Lighthouse Jetty forms a small protected harbor, about 16 miles (26 km) north-northwest of Klamath and 1.4 miles (2.3 km) southeast of Crescent City, California.
The Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery is located in Tongass National Forest on the northeast coast of Baranof Island, at the head of Kasnyku Bay off Chatham Strait, about 22 miles (35 km) south-southeast of Angoon and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska.
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.
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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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