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Ocean Bay, Sitkalidak Island

Ocean Bay, Sitkalidak Island

Ocean Bay is on the southeast shore of Sitkalidak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kodiak and 9 miles (15 km) southeast of the village of Old Harbor, Alaska.

Port Essington, Skeena River

Port Essington, Skeena River

Port Essington is an abandoned cannery town on the south bank of the Skeena River estuary at the confluence of the Ecstall River, about 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Terrace and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Copper River, Copper River Delta

Copper River, Copper River Delta

The Copper River watershed drains about 24,000 square miles (62,000 sq km) in the Wrangell, Chugach, and Saint Elias Mountains and the mainstem flows for about 290 miles (470 km) to the Gulf of Alaska where it creates a wide delta, about 195 miles west-northwest of Yakutat and 30 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska.

Trinidad Head Light, Trinidad Bay

Trinidad Head Light, Trinidad Bay

Trinidad Head is a prominent headland joined to the mainland by a narrow isthmus adjacent to the town of Trinidad and protecting Trinidad Bay, about 48 miles (77 km) south of Crescent City and 18 miles (29 km) north of Eureka, California.

Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay

Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay

Cenotaph Island is approximately in the middle of Lituya Bay, a fjord formed primarily by the Crillon and Lituya glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 117 miles (189 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 97 miles (156 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

Camp Castaway, North Spit Coos Bay

Camp Castaway, North Spit Coos Bay

The North Spit of Coos Bay is a sandy, vegetated peninsula separating the estuary of the Coos River from the Pacific Ocean, about 3.8 miles (6 km) west of North Bend and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Charleston, Oregon.

Larsen Bay Cannery, Kodiak Island

Larsen Bay Cannery, Kodiak Island

Larsen Bay is a small village and historical salmon cannery on Larsen Bay, an embayment that extends 6 miles (9.6 km) off of Uyak Bay on the west coast of Kodiak Island, about 125 miles (202 km) southeast of King Salmon and 58 miles (94 km) west-southwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island Light, Sea Bird Point

Discovery Island is part of a group of islands in Oak Bay off the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island, about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Sidney and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east of downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay, Cook Inlet

Tuxedni Bay is an estuary that extends southeast for 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of Tuxedni River to Cook Inlet, at Chisik Island, about 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Homer and 57 miles (92 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

Haines, Chilkoot Inlet

Haines, Chilkoot Inlet

Haines is a small Southeast Alaska community on the Chilkat Peninsula at the north end of Lynn Canal between Chilkat Inlet and Chilkoot Inlet, about 75 miles (121 km) north-northwest of Juneau and 15.5 miles (25 km) south-southwest of Skagway, Alaska.

Bodega Head, Bodega Bay

Bodega Head, Bodega Bay

Bodega Head is a granitic promontory at the north end of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County, approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of San Francisco and 20 miles (32 km) west of Santa Rosa, California.

SS Islander, Green Cove

SS Islander, Green Cove

The remains of SS Islander and the salvage barge Griffson are in Green Cove on Stephens Passage, a waterway that separates the north shore of the Glass Peninsula on Admiralty Island from Douglas Island, about 86 miles (138 km) northeast of Sitka and 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

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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