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Natural History of the Channel Islands: Central Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands

Natural History of the Channel Islands: Central Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands

Course Number: BIOL X431.8

1.5 units

Explore on foot the Prisoner's Cove area of central Santa Cruz Island and the Anacapa Island Western Gull nesting colony. Learn about the natural, cultural, and geologic history of the islands, endemic species that inhabit the islands, and the conservation challenges facing these islands.

Potential sightings include the Santa Cruz Island Scrub-Jay and other endemic bird and plant species. Various pelagic bird species, whales and other cetaceans, and pinnipeds may also be seen along the way.

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