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Alaska's Magnificent Coastline

Alaska has an extensive coastline, longer than that of all the other US states combined. Some estimate it to be more than 49,000 miles lone, and most of it is remote and uninhabited. Now thanks to the ShoreZone project, some 38,000 miles of the Alaskan coastline has been photographed and can be viewed in sharp detail. The project was developed in 1989 in order to access damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Since then it has been used to gather habitat information of plants, animals and fishes, review applications for industrial permits, assess the risks posed by eroding shorelines and rising sea levels, and monitor the spread of invasive species and marine debris. The images were taken from a helicopter traveling at an altitude of 100-300 meters shooting from a helicopter, rather than grabbing images from the satellites, allowed them certain flexibilities, not to mention the ability to capture gorgeous details that wouldnât have been possible from a satellite hundreds of kilometers up. (PICTURE BY©Mandy Lindeberg/Alaska ShoreZone)

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© Mandy Lindeberg/Alaska ShoreZone

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Alaska's Magnificent Coastline

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25/10/2015

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