Pacific coast

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunset

Peru’s coast is a long strip of desert cut in more than 50 places by seasonal rivers that flow from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. But the coast…

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Lomas and fog

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The cold Pacific or Humboldt Current is the reason why Peru’s coast is so dry. Moisture evaporating from the ocean is absorbed by the warmer air over land,…

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Guano islands

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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Along the Peruvian coast is a string of rocky islands and peninsulas that are home to guanay cormorants, boobies, and pelicans. The birds leave the islands every morning…

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Coastal current

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The coastal ecosystems and the civilizations that flourished on the Peruvian coast have been shaped by Pacific currents. The Peruvian or Humboldt Currentflowing northward along the coast of South America,…

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