Doñana National Park 2004

Doñana National Park 2004. Scale 1:75.000. Doñana National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional de Doñana), also called Coto de Doñana, is a national park and wildlife refuge in southwestern Spain. The name of the park is a tribute to Doña Ana de Silva y Mendoza, Duchess of Medina Sidonia, daughter of Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli (Doña Ana became Doñana).

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Monaco Map 1914

Map taken from page 585
Source: "Southern France Including Corsica; Handbook for Travellers" by Karl Baedeker. Sixth Revised Edition. Leipzig, Karl Baedeker; New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1914

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Gràcia

Gràcia neighbourhoods: Vila de Gràcia, el Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova, la Salut, el Coll, Vallcarca i els Penitents.

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Physical map of Germany

Physical map of Germany. F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig, Berlin and Vienna, 14. Auflage, 1894-1896.

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Fringing Reef, Mayotte

The territory of Mayotte encompasses one of the largest coral lagoons in the world, more than 1000 square kilometers in size. Situated in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the African mainland, the territorys islands are surrounded by a wide fringing reef, cut by several channels. The above true-color image shows one such channel on the east side of the lagoon. Produced from high-resolution data (the resolution of the large image is 4 meters per pixel) from Space Imagings IKONOS satellite, scientists are using this and similar images to map coral reefs and monitor coral reef health. Like other coral reefs worldwide, the health of Mayottes reefs has declined in the past 20 years. Natural threats to the reefs include cyclones and crown-of-thorns starfish, but most of the damage is being caused by the increasing population of the islands. Increased runoff from agriculture, over fishing, direct damage due to people walking on the shallow reef flats, and water pollution are taking a toll on the coral and other sea life. To learn more about monitoring coral reefs from space, read Mapping the Decline of Coral Reefs. More information about Mayottes coral reefs is available from the French Initiative for Coral Reefs (IFRECOR)
Source: Image courtesy Serge Andrefouet, University of South Florida. Contains material copyright Space Imaging L.P

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Dust Over Italy and Balkans

The recent North African dust cloud has moved eastward. This SeaWiFS image shows that it is now over Italy and the Balkan Peninsula.
Source: Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

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