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Channel Islands of California Photos and Links

Chanel Islands Picture from NOAA

NASA photo | Wikipedia on Santa Barbara Channel Islands

Shearwater, Santa Barbara Channel
Trip to Anacapa Island | May 21, 2014 Slideshow

Anacapa Island
Anacapa Island Main drop off spot - March 8, 2013

Trip to Anacapa Island with Parkview School (Port Hueneme, CA) and some biologists connected with the LIMPETS and MERITO programs.

Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island Trip - August 26, 2011, sand dunes, conglomerate rocks and beach cave, Torrey Pines

Diver at Anacapa Island

Channel Islands Trip - October 7, 2009 | Movie | Dolphin Movie

These movies and slideshow are from a research trip from the Santa Barbara Harbor to Anacapa Island on NOAA's Channel Island Marine Sanctuary boat called the Shearwater. They includes scuba diving, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History research work and dolphins. When viewing the dolphin clip I find it facinating to hear and see the dolphins swimming, leaping, squealing and taking breaths close off the bow of the boat. It is interesting observing the dolphin behavior that I didn't notice at the time. On our way back to the harbor there was a beautiful sailing event taking place. The Santa Barbara Channel Islands are a wonderful place to visit. I stongly recommend it. Included are Jessie Altstatt and Penny Owens with the Channelkeeper, Chris Mobley and Dani Lipski with the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary and Daniel Geiger with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

 

Whale Watching Trip on the Condor
with the American Cetacean Society - L.A. Chapter - August 1, 2009

Common Dolphin at Channel Islands
Common Dolphin - Channel Islands, June 17, 2009

The following slideshow is from a trip with the Santa Barbara Channelkeeper group and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary people whose boat called the Shearwater was used for the project. This was a collaboration with groups involved with monitoring the area. This particular project was focused on collecting data on eelgrass beds. Volunteers and divers participated in the four day project. Divers were Jessie Altstatt and Penny Owens with the Channelkeeper, Chris Mobley and Dani Lipski with the NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and Dan Richards from the Channel Islands National Park. Captain Terrence Shinn and Reg the ship's mate helped things to run smothly and volunteers such as Channelkeeper board member Holly Sherwin, Travis Miller and Jennifer LeMay chipped in and enjoyed the experience. These photos were taken from the Santa Barbara harbor to Smugglers Cove on East Santa Cruz Island to North West Anacapa Island and then around to the south side east of Anacapa on June 17, 2009.

Channel Islands June 17, 2009 (flash slideshow - please note the controls on the lower right hand corner)

Humpback Whales - Santa Barbara Channel

Channel Islands Trip to Santa Rosa Island, April 27, 2008 - sights include: Humpback Whales, Common Loon, Common Murre, Dall's Porpoise, Pelagic Cormorant in Breeding Plumage, Black oystercatcher, dunes, Torry Pines, Santa Cruz Island


California Sea Lions Surfing a wave at San Nicolas Island February 17, 2007

Santa Barbara Island Fox
Island Fox at San Nicolas Island - February 15, 2007

San Nicolas Island Slideshow, February 2007
(Intertidal Survey, Middens, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Horned lark Eremophila alpestris, Island Fox, and Brandt's Cormorants)

Santa Barbara Islands
Trip to Santa Barbara Island, September 17, 2006

Santa Rosa Island
Santa Barbara Channel Islands, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz 07/09/06

Santa Cruz Island
Pelican Bay on Santa Cruz Island - May 4, 2006

Pelicans on Anacapa

Trip to Anacapa Island from Santa Barbara Harbor - April 22, 2006

Catalina Island
Catalina Island January 2006


Organizations at the Channel Islands

The Nature Conservancy at Santa Cruz Island

UCSB Santa Cruz Island Nature Reserve

Catalina Island Conservancy

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Marine Sancturary

USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Institute for Wildlife Studies

Channel Islands Restoration

Montrose Settlements Restoration Program

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