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"I lift my lamp beside the humpback whale..."A Whale of a TalePhotographer Bjoern Kils, NY Media Boat captured this image of a humpback whale as it passes the Statue of Liberty on December 8, 2020. Humpback whales live in oceans around the world. They travel incredible distances every year and have one of the longest migrations of any mammal on the planet. Some populations swim 5,000 miles from tropical breeding grounds to colder, productive feeding grounds. In recent years, the mammals have entered the New York Upper Bay with greater frequency. This whale appears to be heading southeast toward the Atlantic Ocean. Here's hoping he or she enjoyed their urban adventure. [Image Description: The arched back of a humpback whale breaks the water surface of the bay just as it passes Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty.] ... See MoreSee Less
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InterestingLuxury resorts line the coast of the Caspian Sea in Awaza, Turkmenistan. Located about 7.5 miles (12 km) west of the city of Turkmenbashi, this special tourist zone constructed its first hotel in 2004 and now has at least 22 hotels and resorts. Due to its remote location and ultra-modern architecture, Awaza has been called the “least-known and most peculiar beach resort in the world.”See more here: bit.ly/2UFfoVu39.974626°, 52.828381°Source imagery: Maxar ... See MoreSee Less
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Rapid Intensification in 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
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Oh my.UPDATE: Iota set to make landfall in about 2 to 3 hours with winds of 160 mph and gusts up to 195 mph. A 15-20 foot storm surge and 20-30 inches of rain possible. Eta hit the same area just 13 days ago as a cat. 4 storm. What are the chances of this? I would guess over a million to one. Please visit our website Mysuncoast.com to help with relief. ... See MoreSee Less
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TS Iota, the 30th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. ... See MoreSee Less
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