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

Conception Dive Boat Tragedy

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard and partnering agencies responded to a vessel fire off the north shore of Santa Cruz Island near Platt’s Harbor in Santa Barbara County. a.m. 

Seabird Breeds for the First Time at Channel Islands

On August 24, 2019, seabird biologists with Channel Islands National Park and the California Institute for Environmental Studies confirmed the first record of a brown booby chick from an active nest on Sutil Rock off Santa Barbara Island.

Understanding Early Human Settlement on Santa Cruz Island

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Amy Gusick will provide a lecture on how early people on Santa Cruz Island adapted to a rapidly changing environment at the end of the last glacial period.

Channel Islands National Park Photos

zebragobySept14-19

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zebragobySept14-19

Zebra gobies are so much harder to shoot than their blue-banded cousins that every time I find one that sits still long enough, I try and grab a portrait.

diver1Sept21-19

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diver1Sept21-19

A couple of quick snap shots of a diver working with a lift-bag for an advanced certification.

bsb2Sept14-19ID

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bsb2Sept14-19ID

this pair of GSB's made a quick pass... enough for some ID shots based on their spot patterns, but not much else.

diver2Sept21-19

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diver2Sept21-19

A couple of quick snap shots of a diver working with a lift-bag for an advanced certification.

garibaldiSept21-19

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garibaldiSept21-19

Two things any California underwater photographer gets used to shooting are kelp-forest sunbursts and the garibaldi. Sometimes, they line up and you can get them together!

bsb3Sept14-19ID

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bsb3Sept14-19ID

this pair of GSB's made a quick pass... enough for some ID shots based on their spot patterns, but not much else.

garibaldi5Sept14-19

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garibaldi5Sept14-19

There's nothing that compares to the diving in California's kelp forests when the sunlight, kelp, and garibalidi all line up.

garibaldi1Sept14-19

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garibaldi1Sept14-19

There's nothing that compares to the diving in California's kelp forests when the sunlight, kelp, and garibalidi all line up.

shark3Sept21-19

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shark3Sept21-19

I wrapped up the day of diving with a cluster of horn sharks cruising around under the kelp canopy.

garibaldi2Sept14-19

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garibaldi2Sept14-19

There's nothing that compares to the diving in California's kelp forests when the sunlight, kelp, and garibalidi all line up.

gorgonianSept21-19

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gorgonianSept21-19

A well poised gorgonian on one of the deep walls off Anacapa Island.

garibaldi3Sept21-19

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garibaldi3Sept21-19

Two things any California underwater photographer gets used to shooting are kelp-forest sunbursts and the garibaldi. Sometimes, they line up and you can get them together!

shark1Sept21-19

divindk posted a photo:

shark1Sept21-19

I wrapped up the day of diving with a cluster of horn sharks cruising around under the kelp canopy.

kelpsunburst2Sept21-19

divindk posted a photo:

kelpsunburst2Sept21-19

Two things any California underwater photographer gets used to shooting are kelp-forest sunbursts and the garibaldi. Sometimes, they line up and you can get them together!

kelpsunburst1Sept14-19

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kelpsunburst1Sept14-19

Some spectacular sunburst action with healthy kelp, clear water, and sunshine.

bsb1Sept14-19ID

divindk posted a photo:

bsb1Sept14-19ID

this pair of GSB's made a quick pass... enough for some ID shots based on their spot patterns, but not much else.

garibaldi2Sept21-19

divindk posted a photo:

garibaldi2Sept21-19

Two things any California underwater photographer gets used to shooting are kelp-forest sunbursts and the garibaldi. Sometimes, they line up and you can get them together!

garibaldi4Sept14-19

divindk posted a photo:

garibaldi4Sept14-19

There's nothing that compares to the diving in California's kelp forests when the sunlight, kelp, and garibalidi all line up.

garibaldi3Sept14-19

divindk posted a photo:

garibaldi3Sept14-19

There's nothing that compares to the diving in California's kelp forests when the sunlight, kelp, and garibalidi all line up.

kelpsunburst5Sept21-19

divindk posted a photo:

kelpsunburst5Sept21-19

Two things any California underwater photographer gets used to shooting are kelp-forest sunbursts and the garibaldi. Sometimes, they line up and you can get them together!