Santa Barbara Islands


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Santa Barbara Islands,

California: see Channel IslandsChannel Islands
or Santa Barbara Islands
, chain of eight rugged islands and many islets, extending c.150 mi (240 km) along the S Calif. coast from Point Conception to San Diego.
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From May 3-15, 2007, we visited 4 of the Channel Islands off the California coast: East Anacapa Island, Santa Barbara Island, San Miguel Island, and Santa Rosa Island.
He suspects the males' likely lack of interest in mating explains not only why female gulls dominated Santa Barbara Islands's breeding colony in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but also why the females cohabited.
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses 4,284 square kilometers of water surrounding San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara islands, extending from mean high tide to 11 kilometers offshore around each of the five islands.

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