Globally there are about 372,000 miles of coastline. Over 40% of the total human population, nearly 2.87 billion people, lives within 100 miles of an oceanic coast, a fact emphasized by the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

The average temperature of the ocean surface waters is about 62.6 degrees Fahrenheit. A 2°C rise in global ocean temperatures would wipe out 18% of insects, 16% of plants and 8% of vertebrates of earth.

In 2019, a study projected that in low emission scenario, sea level will rise 30 centimeters by 2050 and 69 centimetres by 2100, relatively to the level in 2000.

This image was taken in Oceanside, California. Oceanside is the 3rd largest city in San Diego County.  The Oceanside pier was first built in 1888, and the second pier was built in 1894. The current pier is the sixth iteration of the wooden beauty. The 1985 classic movie “Top Gun” was filmed in parts of Oceanside.

For more information about Oceanside, CA please visit City of Oceanside or Oceanside Dept of Tourism

  • Photographer: Christopher Della Fave
  • Country: United States
  • State(s) California
  • Models: Oceanside
  • Year(s): 2019

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