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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, CA

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Diver in Channel Islands kelp forest.
Diver in Channel Islands kelp forest.

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Diver with friendly and playful sea lion.
Diver with friendly and playful sea lion.

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Snorkeling at the Channel Islands.
Snorkeling at the Channel Islands.

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Snorkeling at the Channel Islands.
Snorkeling at the Channel Islands.

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Kayaking at the Channel Islands.
Kayaking at the Channel Islands.

Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

The waters that swirl around the five islands within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary combine warm and cool currents to create an exceptional breeding ground for many species of plants and...[more]

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About 25 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara, California

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