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August 07, 2014
Unidentified Body Recovered on San Miguel Island
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Channel Islands National Park rangers, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) special agents recovered an unidentified body on the beach at Simonton Cove on San Miguel Island.

August 06, 2014
Research Station is Dedicated on Santa Rosa Island
CSU Channel Islands and Channel Islands National Park invite the campus and community to a dedication and open house for the Santa Rosa Island Research Station – A California State University Channel Islands Undergraduate Research Campus.

July 18, 2014
Junior Rangers Dive Under the Sea
Recently, nine year-old Tigran Nahabedian was sworn in as the park’s first Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer. Nahabedian adds this new distinction to his collection of junior ranger badges from 27 national parks including Lassen, Death Valley, Oregon Caves, and Yellowstone.

July 16, 2014
Bald Eagles Expand Territories to Five of the Eight Channel Islands
Bald eagles continue to expand on the California Channel Islands with the discovery of a nesting pair on San Clemente Island for the first time in over 50 years.

July 16, 2014
Mail, Mayhem, and Mischief — Aviation on the Channel Islands
On September 10, 2014, Channel Islands National Park will host a special lecture about the history of aviation on the northern Channel Islands by Dr. Charles Rennie. Rennie will review a colorful aviation record from the 1920s to today, including some aviation accidents.

June 16, 2014
Continued Trend in Island Fox Recovery
The endangered island fox subspecies on the northern Channel Islands are at or approaching biological recovery following their near 95% decline in the 1990s.

June 12, 2014
Join a National Celebration of our Anthem’s Bicentennial
Channel Islands National Park is participating in a special coast-to-coast singing celebration of Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

April 24, 2014
Cut Short by War: Tthe Channel Islands Biological Survey
Channel Islands National Park welcomes Corinne Heyning Laverty for a special lecture in May about the history of the Channel Islands Biological Survey. Noteworthy discoveries of the survey include the "Lone Woman's" whalebone hut on San Nicolas Island and Big Dog Cave on San Clemente Island.

Did You Know?

Island night lizard                                     C. Drost

The only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.