San Diego Union Tribune

In the hazy distance off the Ventura County coast lies an archipelago, a conga line of five islands that is the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary. Born of volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, today the Channel Islands play host to abundant marine life such as Sheep Head fish, Red Sea Urchins and Sea Spanish Shaw. Endemic plants such as island buckwheat and chicories cover the island’s grassy terraces.

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