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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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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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