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Mount Desert, ME
Acadia is a national park, the first place in eastern U.S. to receive such designation, because of its scenery. Diverse and exposed geology forms the foundation for Acadia’s beauty, but the landscape of today is the result of climate changes over millennia. Climate influences include a land surface worked by glaciers, and diverse flora and fauna as a result of the island’s position on the coast, within a transition zone between temperate ecosystems to the south and the boreal north.
Schmitt, Catherine, "How Changing Climate Created Mount Desert Island" (2015). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 53.
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