Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Nature & Wildlife in Channel Islands

Flora & Fauna

ANIMALS A variety of organisms can be found on and around the Channel Islands, from top predators like bald eagles and sharks, to intertidal residents such as seastars and barnaces, to the tiniest parasites living on other animals and plants. For this page we have organized the information into Birds, Marine Animals, and Terrestrial ...

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Animals

Animals A variety of organisms can be found on and around the Channel Islands, from top predators like bald eagles and sharks, to intertidal residents such as seastars and barnaces, to the tiniest parasites living on other animals and plants. For this page we have organized the information into ...

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Natural World

Natural Features & Ecosystems The significance of Channel Islands National Park stems from the islands' remote, isolated position at the confluence of two major ocean currents, a region of persistent oceanic upwelling, and the border of two tectonic plates. The park contains examples of two biogeographical provinces in the ...

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Geology

Paleontological Resources The Channel Islands, particularly San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz, contain numerous plant and animal fossils that illuminate the past natural history of the California coastal region. This fossil record offers the opportunity to study fauna speciation and evolution, the development of plant and animal communities, ...

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Plants

Rare Plants Federally listed plants of Channel Islands National Park The following is the list of 14 threatened or endangered plants found in Channel Islands National Park. A strict legal process is needed in order for a plant or animal species to be listed. Information about the Endangered Species Act and the listing process can ...

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