Spotted in the News: Kayaking the Channel Islands, California’s Unknown National Park

What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks you about southern California? My guess is that the Channel Islands don’t even cross your mind. In fact, I bet a lot of you haven’t even heard of Channel Islands National Park, despite the fact that 18 million people live within sixty miles.

The marine sanctuary around the islands — and the islands themselves — are home to a remarkable assortment of wildlife, including some animals that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Just like the Galapagos, long-term isolation created a home for unique animals and plants. The Channel Islands are preserved as coastal southern California the way it once was and hopefully will continue to be. More>>

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