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Kaguyak Village, Kodiak Island

Kaguyak Village, Kodiak Island

Kaguyak is an abandoned Alutiiq village on the Aliulik Peninsula on the southeastern coast of Kodiak Island at the head of Kaguyak Bay, about 165 miles (266 km) southeast of King Salmon and 81 miles (131 km) southwest of the city of Kodiak, Alaska.

Alitak Cannery, Lazy Bay

Alitak Cannery, Lazy Bay

Alitak is a historical salmon cannery and fish processing plant located on Lazy Bay at the southern end of Kodiak Island, about 152 miles (245 km) southeast of King Salmon and 92 miles (148 km) southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Alsek River, Dry Bay

Alsek River, Dry Bay

The Alsek River flows into the Gulf of Alaska at Dry Bay, close to the northern boundary of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 162 miles (261 km)  northwest of Juneau and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Nehalem Spit, Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Spit, Nehalem Bay State Park

Nehalem Spit is an alongshore dune that separates Nehalem Bay from the Pacific Ocean, about 15 miles (25 km) north-northwest of Tillamook and 3.8 miles (6 km) south of Manzanita, Oregon.

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island Light, Lynn Canal

Sentinel Island is located along the eastern shore of Lynn Canal in the center of Favorite Channel near the northern entrance, about 51 miles (82 km) south-southeast of Haines and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Boat Pass, Saturna Island

Boat Pass, Saturna Island

Boat Pass is a channel between Saturna Island and Samuel Island that provides a passage for small boats between Winter Cove and the Strait of Georgia, about 32 miles (52 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Sidney, British Columbia.

SS Northwestern, Captains Bay

SS Northwestern, Captains Bay

Captains Bay is on the northeast coast of Unalaska Island, in the southern arm of Unalaska Bay, about 112 miles (181 km) northeast of Nikolski and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of the community of Unalaska, Alaska.

Refuge Rock, Partition Cove

Refuge Rock, Partition Cove

Refuge Rock is in Partition Cove on the eastern shore of Sitkalidak Island, about 54 miles (87 km) southwest of Kodiak and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Old Harbor, Alaska.

McNeil River, Kamishak Bay

McNeil River, Kamishak Bay

The McNeil River starts from glaciers and alpine lakes in the Aleutian Range of the Alaska Peninsula and flows generally northeast for 35 miles (56 km) to McNeil Cove in Kamishak Bay, 103 miles (166 km) southwest of Homer and  101 miles (163 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Arness Dock, Nikiski Bay

Arness Dock, Nikiski Bay

Arness Dock is in Nikiski Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, about 58 miles (94 km) southwest of Anchorage and 13 miles (21 km) north-northwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass Light, Gulf Islands

Active Pass is a narrow strait about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) long separating Mayne Island from Galiano Island in the southern Gulf Islands, about 16.4 miles (26.5 km) north-northeast of Sidney and 12.5 miles (20 km) southwest of Tsawwassen, 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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