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Anacapa Island, its seagulls, and the rest of the Channel Islands National Park are under examination as the National Park Service prepares a plan for the next 50 years.

Published on December 23, 2013

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Anacapa Island

Published on December 23, 2013

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HOME SWEET SEAWEED: The maze of kelp patches off Hollister Ranch is where most of the Santa Barbara Channel otters call home.

Published on September 10, 2013

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Point Conception Lighthouse (June 10, 2013)

Published on June 11, 2013

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SEA OF PROBLEMS: Though there are way more than the 50 otters discovered at Big Sur in 1938 when everyone thought they were extinct, the species is struggling against a growing number of odd diseases and a surge in shark attacks. Many also believe they have reached carrying capacity in certain areas.

Published on September 10, 2013

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