Assessment of Coastal Water Resources and Watershed Conditions
This report is a cooperative effort between the Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, and the National Park Service, and provides a summary of the current status of aquatic resources (freshwater and marine) at Channel Islands National Park. The purpose of this report was to examine existing information pertaining to water quality, the condition of aquatic habitats and their biota, sources of point and non-point pollution in the region, avenues of transport of pollutants to Park waters, and threats to aquatic resources stemming from consumptive and non-consumptive uses of Park habitat. In addition, the report identifies current information gaps and makes recommendations for addressing them.
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Did You Know?
The world's most complete pygmy mammoth specimen was discovered on Santa Rosa Island in 1994. These miniature mammoths, only four to six feet tall, once roamed island grasslands and forests during the Pleistocene.