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Channel Islands National Park

Ancient Sea Cow Fossil Discovered On The Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park continues to demonstrate the richness that national parks protect. In the past year alone the park off California's coast has been found to have attracted brown boobies, which rarely are found so far north, has held a previously unknown Native American site that dates back thousands of years, and has given up a prehistoric mammoth skull. The latest discovery is a fossil of a sea cow that could be 25 million years old.

Prehistoric Native American Site Discovered At Channel Islands National Park

A prehistoric Native American site thought to date between 8,000 and 13,000 years ago has been unearthed at Channel Islands National Park in California, where officials believe the site might be evidence of a coastal migration following the North Pacific Rim from Northeast Asia into the Americas, part of the peopling of the new world.

Planning Complete For Pier Replacement On Santa Cruz Island At Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park officials have approved a plan to replace the existing pier on Santa Cruz Island in order to provide safe, accessible, efficient, and sustainable access for visitors at Scorpion Anchorage. The pier will provide more reliable access during low-tide conditions for concessionaire and National Park Service vessels.

Watch As Scientists Work On Mammoth Skull Found At Channel Islands National Park

This month, scientists plan to begin their research and preservation of the mammoth skull that was excavated in September on Santa Rosa Island within Channel Islands National Park. They will remove the protective plaster cast and unveil this very well-preserved mammoth skull on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

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