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Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing

Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing

Elkhorn Slough is an estuary about 7 miles (11 km) long that connects with Monterey Bay at the community of Moss Landing, about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Santa Cruz and 16 miles (26 km) north-northeast of Monterey, California.

Kashega, Unalaska Island

Kashega, Unalaska Island

Kashega is an abandoned Unangan Aleut village on the Bering Sea coast of Unalaska Island, situated on a spit between Brennan Lake and Kashega Bay, about 79 miles (127 km) northeast of Nikolski and 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula

Ninilchik, Kenai Peninsula

Ninilchik is a community at Cape Ninilchik at the mouth of the Ninilchik River on the Kenai Peninsula, on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet, about 99 miles (160 km) southwest of Anchorage and 30 miles (48 km) north-northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Metlakatla, Metlakatla Pass

Metlakatla, Metlakatla Pass

Metlakatla is a small Tsimshian community located on the northern shore of Metlakatla Pass, about 87 miles (140 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 5 miles (8 km) west-northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

New Eddystone Rock, Behm Canal

New Eddystone Rock, Behm Canal

The New Eddystone Rock is a pillar of basalt 237 feet (72 m) high, situated in Misty Fjords National Monument and in the eastern arm of Behm Canal, about 87 miles (140 km) north-northwest of Prince Rupert and 32 miles (52 km) northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Egegik, Bristol Bay

Egegik, Bristol Bay

Egegik is a small Yup’ik village on the south bank of Egegik Bay on the eastern shore of Bristol Bay, about 69 miles (111 km) southeast of Dillingham and 37 miles (60 km) south-southwest of Naknek, Alaska.

Point Sur Light Station, Big Sur

Point Sur Light Station, Big Sur

Point Sur Light Station is situated on a prominent volcanic rock just offshore from the Big Sur coast, and connected to the mainland by a sandy tombolo, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of San Simeon and 20 miles (32 km) south of Monterey, California.

Biorka, Sedanka Island

Biorka, Sedanka Island

Biorka is an abandoned Unangan Aleut village on the northwest coast of Sedanka Island in the Fox Islands of the Eastern Aleutians, situated between Udamat Bay and Sisek Cove, about 27 miles (44 km) southwest of Akutan and 14 miles (23 km) east-southeast of Unalaska, Alaska.

Gig Harbor, Puget Sound

Gig Harbor, Puget Sound

Gig Harbor is an embayment and community on the western shore of Puget Sound across from Point Defiance at the confluence of Tacoma Narrows, Dalco Passage, and Colvos Passage, about 21 miles (34 km) south-southwest of Seattle and 8.5 miles (14 km) northwest of Tacoma, Washington.

Saltery Cove, Skowl Arm

Saltery Cove, Skowl Arm

Saltery Cove is an embayment that extends southeast for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off Skowl Arm on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, about 26 miles (42 km) west of Ketchikan and 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of the Organized Village of Kasaan, Alaska.

Point Atkinson Light, Burrard Inlet

Point Atkinson Light, Burrard Inlet

Lighthouse Park was historically called Point Atkinson, a headland that together with Point Grey to the south, defines the entrance to Burrard Inlet, a fjord incising the lower mainland of British Columbia, about 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Nanaimo and 8 miles (13 km) northwest of downtown Vancouver, 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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