Monthly Archives: November 2013

Channel Islands National Park

Within sight of the heavily-populated southern California coast is a collection of islands sometimes called “North America’s Galapagos.” Arising from nutrient-rich waters and isolated from mainland development, these islands preserve unique organisms, environments, and landscapes that exist nowhere else. Initially … Continue reading

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Bottlenose dolphins near Channel Islands National Park

Last week I visited Santa Cruz Island at Channel Islands National Park near Ventura, California. On the way back these bottlenose dolphins (Cetacea: Delphinidae: Tursiops truncatus) were racing in the wake of the Island Packers ferry. These individuals were among … Continue reading

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