Channel Islands National Park, California

Channel Islands National Park was established on March 5, 1980 and stretches more than 389 square miles. The park is made up of five islands. There are three of the Channel Islands that are not part of the park. Activities at the park include Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking, and other outdoor activities. Some of the wildlife on the Island include the Spotted Skunk, the deer mouse, the Channel Islands Fox, and an array of sea life and birds.

Channel Islands National Park Info


Channel Islands National Park

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News

National Park Service Releases Final Plans for Pier Replacement on Santa Cruz Island

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the signing of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the replacement of the pier at Scorpion Anchorage on East Santa Cruz Island.

Exhibit of Student Art and Poetry at Channel Islands National Park

The winning entries from this year’s California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest will be on display at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center from Saturday, September 15, 2018 through Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Island Scrub-Jay Influences Native Oak Populations

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Dr. Mario Pesendorfer from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will discuss his research on how the island scrub-jay’s practice of seed-hoarding plays a crucial role in the recovery of island oak habitat.

Channel Islands National Park Photos

nudibranch4Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch4Sept28-18

It's a treat to come across these blue doris nudibranch's again. After an absence of about 20 years, they've started to become fairly common at Anacapa and Santa Cruz Island.

nudibranch11Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch11Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

nudibranch13Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch13Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

nudibranch9Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch9Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

nudibranch8Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch8Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

blenny2Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

blenny2Sept28-18

The rockpool blennies showed up at Anacapa after the 2015 El Nino. Who knows how long they'll stay, but it's cool to have them around.

islandkelpfishSept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

islandkelpfishSept28-18

Island kelpfish are common, but they are one of my favorite fish to shoot.

blenny5Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

blenny5Sept28-18

The rockpool blennies showed up at Anacapa after the 2015 El Nino. Who knows how long they'll stay, but it's cool to have them around.

nudibranch15Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch15Sept28-18

I rounded out the day with a mcdonald's nudibranch cruising across the reef.

nudibranch5 vertSept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch5 vertSept28-18

It's a treat to come across these blue doris nudibranch's again. After an absence of about 20 years, they've started to become fairly common at Anacapa and Santa Cruz Island.

nudibranch10Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch10Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

nudibranch12Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch12Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

nudibranch7Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch7Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

islandkelpfish2Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

islandkelpfish2Sept28-18

Island kelpfish are common, but they are one of my favorite fish to shoot.

nudibranch1Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch1Sept28-18

Underwater Photography by Douglas Klug Santa Barbara, CA

blenny4Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

blenny4Sept28-18

The rockpool blennies showed up at Anacapa after the 2015 El Nino. Who knows how long they'll stay, but it's cool to have them around.

nudibranch14Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch14Sept28-18

This was only the second time I've found one of these cool single-stalk nudibranchs (Babikina festiva) on the reefs. I took some shots as showed itself, crossing a red algae patch, then got it onto the black-slate stage.

blenny1Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

blenny1Sept28-18

The rockpool blennies showed up at Anacapa after the 2015 El Nino. Who knows how long they'll stay, but it's cool to have them around.

nudibranch6Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch6Sept28-18

It's a treat to come across these blue doris nudibranch's again. After an absence of about 20 years, they've started to become fairly common at Anacapa and Santa Cruz Island.

nudibranch5Sept28-18

divindk posted a photo:

nudibranch5Sept28-18

It's a treat to come across these blue doris nudibranch's again. After an absence of about 20 years, they've started to become fairly common at Anacapa and Santa Cruz Island.