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Royal Terns dancing on the beach

Royal Terns dancing on the beach at Trestles   The royal tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek Thalasseus, “fisherman”, from thalassa, “sea”. The specific maximus is Latin for ‘”greatest”. This bird has two distinctive subspecies: T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America, and the slightly smaller T. m. albididorsalis lives on the …

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Monterey CA coastline

Monterey CA coastline Breath taking drive…beautiful day…priceless Highway One is the best-known scenic drive in Monterey County, and one of the top scenic drives in the world. It’s a National Scenic Byways Program All-American Road and a State Scenic Highway. It’s been named one of the best scenic drives in the U.S. by (among others) …

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Garrapata State Park beach

Garrapata State Park beach The waves sets included some 10 footers today… Garrapata Beach at Garrapata State Park is located along the northern Big Sur coastline about ten miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. The waterfront of the park is four miles long, but the only sandy beach is at the south end. Garrapata Beach has …

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SF bay monochrome

SF bay monochrome San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the U.S. state of California. It is surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area, and is dominated by the large cities San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Surface area: 400–1,600 sq mi (1,000–4,100 km2) Ocean/sea source: Pacific Ocean Max. length: 97 km …

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