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February 27, 2017
Channel Islands National Park Celebrates 37th Anniversary
Channel Islands National Park invites the public to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the park’s establishment at an event on March 5, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the visitor center in Ventura Harbor. This free event will feature film showings, family-friendly activities, ranger-led talks, dock tours, and a special junior ranger program.

February 24, 2017
New Research into Dwarfism in Channel Islands Reptiles
Westmont College Assistant Professor of Biology Amanda Sparkman will discuss new research on the evolution of dwarfism in Channel Islands reptiles, during the March From Shore to Sea lecture.

February 03, 2017
Scientists Conduct Research on Recently Discovered Mammoth Skull Opportunities for Public to View
This month, scientists plan to begin their research and preservation of the mammoth skull that was excavated in September on Santa Rosa Island within Channel Islands National Park.

January 26, 2017
Public Comment Solicited for Crane Replacement Project on Anacapa Island
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on a project to replace the existing crane on Anacapa Island within Channel Islands National Park.

January 25, 2017
The History of Chinese Abalone Fishing in California
San Diego State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Todd Braje will use the northern Channel Islands as a case study to explore the history of Chinese abalone fishing in southern California during the February From Shore to Sea lecture.

January 17, 2017
National Park Service Selects New Guided Sea Kayak Tour Concessioner at Channel Islands National Park
Santa Barbara Adventure Company has been selected to receive a new 10-year concessions contract to operate guided sea kayak tours, limited convenience item sales, snorkel equipment rentals, and guided snorkel tours at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island.

January 11, 2017
New Research into Local Climate Change Effects
Ventura, CA — Marine biologist and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) professor Dr. Gretchen Hofmann will discuss how marine organisms in the Santa Barbara Channel are adapting to a changing ocean environment, during the January From Shore to Sea lecture.

December 13, 2016
More than 500 Jobs Available at California’s National Parks
If you ever dreamed of working for the National Park Service, now is the time, with more than 500 seasonal job openings available for the summer of 2017, in over fifteen parks across the state of California.

December 02, 2016
Scorpion Pier on Santa Cruz Island Replaced and Open for Use
Today Channel Islands National Park Superintendent Russell Galipeau announced that the damaged pier at Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island has been replaced and is open for visitor landings.

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