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

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.

Agencies Awarded for Conservation Efforts at Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas

Today Marine Conservation Institute will present a Blue Park Award to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and the National Park Service at a 4:00 pm ceremony at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The award recognizes the collaborative efforts of state and federal managers in meeting the highest science-based standards for protection and management of the northern Channel Islands Marine Protected Areas

Tuqan Man: The Return to San Miguel Island

On Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 pm. Nakia Zavalla with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians will share the Santa Ynez Band’s experience on the discovery and return of Tuqan Man, a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago on San Miguel Island.

Channel Islands National Park Photos

Two Windows

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Two Windows

Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California

Four Birds

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Four Birds

Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California

Crossing Anacapa

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Crossing Anacapa

Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California

Channel Islands National Park - Santa Cruz Island

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Channel Islands National Park - Santa Cruz Island

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The black-dorid nudibranch's are out in force lately. Here's a mating pair!

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Sea Lions frolic in the shallows at Anacapa Island.

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The black-dorid nudibranch's are out in force lately.

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nudibranch1Jan18-20

The black-dorid nudibranch's are out in force lately.

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McDonald's nudibranch on the reef at Anacapa Island.

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Couldn't resist this well-posed island kelpfish.

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Sea Lions frolic in the shallows at Anacapa Island.

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A stunning Spanish shawl nudibranch.

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Sea Lions frolic in the shallows at Anacapa Island.

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A nice Goddard's nudibranch.

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These tiny white-crusted aeolid nudibranchs are hard to spot.

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Here's a new one for me... this little three-lined aeolid worked its way onto the tip of a chaetoptorid worm, creating an optical illusion in which the worm seems to have pierced the little slug with it's feeding pincers!

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A little white crusted aeolid nudibranch on some algae on Anacapa's reef.

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A stunning cockscomb nudibranch, one of SoCal's must beautiful species, on Anacapa Island.

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I nice McDonald's nudibranch on the reef at Anacapa Island.

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nudibranch8Jan18-20

Here's a new one for me... this little three-lined aeolid worked its way onto the tip of a chaetoptorid worm, creating an optical illusion in which the worm seems to have pierced the little slug with it's feeding pincers!