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Olympic National Park, United States of America

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

Located in northwestern Washington State, USA, Olympic National Park is an area of impressive natural beauty that combines a stormy coastline with glacier-capped mountains and alpine parklands rising above an extensive mountain-slope rainforest. The forest is the best example of intact and protected temperate rainforest in the world having some of the world’s largest conifers. The 100 km of wilderness coastline represents the longest undeveloped coast in the contiguous USA and is rich in native and endemic animal and plant species. It features spectacular coastline. The rocky islets along the coast are remnants of a continuously receding and changing coastline. The biological evolution, ecological variety, and splendor of Olympic National Park make it a very special place.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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