• Scenic View from Inspiration Point, Anacapa Island ©timhaufphotography.com

    Channel Islands

    National Park California

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  • San Miguel Island Closure

    In the interest of public safety, the U.S. Navy is closing San Miguel Island until further notice due to recent concerns of possible unexploded ordnance. More »

  • Santa Barbara Island Closed Due to Storm Damage

    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. More »

  • 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. More »

Channel Islands Live Ocean Webcam

Robert Schwemmer
 

Experience one of the richest marine environments in the world with a virtual visit to the Ocean Webcam. This webcam captures your attention with views of the majestic amber-colored kelp forest and the nearly one thousand different marine species found there.

 
 

For full screen viewing, right click on the video image and select "Zoom" and then select "Full Screen." The video will be pixelated since the resolution of the streaming video is 320 x 240. To exit full screen, push the "Escape" key or right click on the video image and select "Exit Full Screen." To open directly in the full version of Windows Media Player visit http://media1.vcoe.org/covecam2.

Viewing experiences may differ based on internet connection and device. There is currently no technical support regarding the quality of this video stream. However, we do welcome your feedback. Contact us at: Channel Islands Interpretation.


Partnership
The Ocean Webcam is made possible through an educational partnership between the National Park Service and Ventura County Office of Education. The Ocean Webcam was generously donated by Teens4Oceans, an educational, non-profit institution dedicated to empower the next generation to become impassioned stewards for their oceans through education, experiential learning, scientific research, and innovative technologies.


Location of Ocean Webcam
The Ocean Webcam is located within the landing cove on Anacapa Island.

 
map of southern california and the channel islands
 
map of anacapa island
 

Did You Know?

Island deer mouse

The endemic island deer mouse is the only native terrestrial mammal common to all the Channel Islands and is larger than mainland deer mice. Densities of deer mice on the islands can be greater than anywhere else in the world. This makes you happy if you're an owl, but not if you're a camper.