Santa Barbara Island is closed to public access due to damage from the recent storms to the pier landing ladder. The closure will be in place until a new ladder can be fabricated and installed. The closure is expected to last over a month.
Public Closures on Santa Barbara Island
Certain Santa Barbara Island trails are closed to all public entry to proctect breeding populations of California brown pelicans.
2011 "From Shore to Sea" Archived Lecture Videos
To stream the lecture videos, click on "dialup" or "standard" depending on your internet connection.
To download lecture videos to your computer, right-click on the link and then select "save as." A media player (such as Apple Quicktime Player) that can play .mp4 files is required to view. Apple QuickTime Player can be downloaded here for free.
Please note that there are only six lectures in the 2011 series: March, April, May, September, October, and November.
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March: Examining Blue and Humpback Whale Behavior
During the March “From Shore to Sea” lecture, Research biologist John Calambokidis discussed his work examining threats to whales in southern California and shared information regarding populations of blue and humpback whales in the North Pacific.
April: Marine Terraces Trace Island Geologic History
During the April “From Shore to Sea” lecture, geologist Daniel Muhs shared his research on marine terrace uplift rates at the Channel Islands and how this information increases our understanding of the islands biogeography.
May: Probably More Than You Want to Know About Rockfish
Dr. Milton Love, a popular and entertaining speaker as well as a leading researcher, provided intriguing information on rockfish natural history and habitats in the Santa Barbara Channel during the May “From Shore to Sea” lecture.
1 hour, 50 minutes, 43 seconds
Dr. Milton Love, research biologist with University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute
A Banner Year for Sea Lions on the Channel Islands
During the September "From Shore to Sea" lecture, Dr. Sharon Melin, a distinguished wildlife biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, discussed the life history of California sea lions as they transition from playful pups to resourceful predators.
1 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
Dr. Sharon Melin, wildlife biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service
During the October "From Shore to Sea" lecture, Dr. David Caron, a distinguished professor in Marine Environmental Biology at University of Southern California, discussed how harmful algal blooms can disrupt food webs, poison susceptible species, and present human health risks.
1 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds
Dr. David Caron, University of Southern California