Thursday, February 3rd, 2022


Gull on official business watching over the sanctuary.

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary protects 1,470 square miles of ocean waters around the Northern Channel Islands: Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara islands. A special place for endangered species, sensitive habitats, historic shipwrecks, and cultural resources, the sanctuary provides protection through research, education, conservation, and stewardship.

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(Photo: Claire Fackler/NOAA. Image description: A gull resting on a wooden post with a boat in the background by steep cliffs.)

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