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...
Dangerous Cape Reef extends west for 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Dangerous Cape, a headland that shelters Coal Cove at the north entrance of Port Graham, 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Homer and 4 miles (6.5 km) northwest of the community of Port Graham, 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.
Twin Hills is a Yup’ik village at the head of Togiak Bay, about 130 miles (210 km) southeast of Bethel and 64 miles (103 km) west of Dillingham, Alaska.
Sanak Island is 13 miles (21 km) long and the largest of the Sanak Island group, located 156 miles (252 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of False Pass, Alaska.
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.
The SS Palo Alto is a shipwreck that now serves as an artificial reef for marine life at Seacliff Beach on Monterey Bay, about 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east of Santa Cruz and 0.9 miles (1.5 km) southwest of Aptos, California.
The New Carissa was a freighter 639 feet (195 m) in length that grounded on North Spit in 1999, causing an oil spill about 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Coos Bay and 4 miles (6.5 km) west of the community of North Bend, Oregon.
SS Dominator was a freighter that ran ashore on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1961, about 13 miles (21 km) west of Long Beach and 5.6 miles (9 km) south-southwest of Redondo Beach, California.
The USS Milwaukee was a U.S. Navy cruiser sent to rescue a U.S Navy submarine in January 1917, but in the process was overcome by wind and waves close to shore and was beached on the northern peninsula of Humboldt Bay, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Eureka at Samoa, 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.
Click here for more information about the #warmingstripes.