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Santa Barbara Island Warning

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Date: June 30, 2010
Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

Great white sharks have been observed around Santa Barbara Island attacking California sea lions. There have been no shark attacks on humans.

There have been three attacks on California sea lions by great white sharks in the past few months including one at the Santa Barbara Island Landing Cove and two offshore of Cat Canyon on the southeast side of the island.

The public is duly warned to enter the water at their own risk at Santa Barbara Island due to a potential safety hazard effective June 30, 2010 and until further notice.

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Channel Islands National Park has more endangered species that only exist within this park than any other unit of the National Park Service. This means that survival of these plants and animals depends entirely on our ability to protect and restore the habitat of the five park islands.