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Moss Harbor, China Poot Bay

Moss Harbor, China Poot Bay

Moss Harbor is a low tide lagoon at the head of China Poot Bay on the southern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Seldovia and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

Tlell River starts on the eastern flank of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii and drains a watershed of about 85,000 acres (34,400 ha), flowing generally north-northeast for 28 miles (45 km) to Hecate Strait near the wreck of the steamship SS Pezuta, about 29 miles (47 km) south-southeast of Masset and 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Tlell, British Columbia.

Carry Inlet, Shuyak Island

Carry Inlet, Shuyak Island

Carry Inlet is an embayment about 0.5 miles (0.9 km) across that extends for 3 miles (5 km) into the northwest coast of Shuyak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 81 miles (130 km) south-southwest of Homer and 56 miles (90 km) north of Kodiak, Alaska.

Sheshalik Spit, Kotzebue Sound

Sheshalik Spit, Kotzebue Sound

Sheshalik is a spit about 6 miles (10 km) long consisting of accretionary beach ridges with some lagoons situated in Cape Krusenstern National Monument, about 40 miles (64 km) south of Noatak and 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.

Sycamore Creek, Pfeiffer Beach

Sycamore Creek, Pfeiffer Beach

Sycamore Creek flows generally west for about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the crest of Pfeiffer Ridge in the Los Padres National Forest through Sycamore Canyon to Pfeiffer Beach on the Big Sur coast, about 26 miles (42 km) south of Monterey and 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Lucia, California.

Cannery Creek, Unakwik Inlet

Cannery Creek, Unakwik Inlet

Cannery Creek is the site of a salmon hatchery on the eastern shore of Unakwik Inlet in Prince William Sound and the Chugach National Forest, about 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Whittier and 41 miles (66 km) west-southwest of Valdez, Alaska.

Beaver Creek, Ona Beach

Beaver Creek, Ona Beach

Beaver Creek starts at an elevation of about 1,400 feet (427 m) in the Oregon Coast Range and flows generally west for 16 miles (26 km) draining a watershed of 32,500 acres (13, 152 ha) and enters the Pacific Ocean at Ona Beach, about 9 miles (14.5 km) south of Newport and 7 miles (11.3 km) north of Waldport, Oregon.

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier starts in the Kenai Mountains and flows generally northwest for 11 miles (18 km) to a proglacial lake about 2 miles (3.2 km) long that is drained by Grewingk Creek that flows 3.5 miles (6 km) to the southern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Seldovia and 16 miles (25 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.

Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island

Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island

Beaver Point is a prominent headland in Ruckle Provincial Park on the southeastern shore of Salt Spring Island in the Southern Gulf Islands and at the northwestern end of Swanson Channel, about 8 miles (13 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 4 miles (6 km) east of Fulford Harbour, British Columbia.

Limestone Inlet, Stephens Passage

Limestone Inlet, Stephens Passage

Limestone Inlet is 0.25 miles (0.4 km) wide and extends about 2 miles (3.2 km) into the Alaska mainland from the eastern shore of Stephens Passage, between Arthur Peak to the north and Webster Peak to the south, about 84 miles (135 km) northeast of Sitka and 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Copper Harbor, Hetta Inlet

Copper Harbor, Hetta Inlet

Copper Harbor is an embayment on Prince of Wales Island on the eastern shore of Hetta Inlet, and the site of the historical Coppermount mine, about  38 miles (61 km) west-southwest of Ketchikan and 8.6 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Hydaburg, Alaska.

Salinas River, Castroville

Salinas River, Castroville

The Salinas River starts in the central California Coast Ranges and drains a watershed of 2.7 million acres (1 million ha), flowing 175 miles (282 km) generally northwest to Monterey Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) north-northeast of Monterey and 3 miles (5 km) west-southwest of Castroville, California.

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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