The Island contain hundred and fifty unique species of plants and herbs which is only found on Channel Island. Over all two thousand species found on this island. Santa Barba is home of more than thirty mammals. These mammals include both water and on land mammals. Thirteen thousands year ago maritime Paleo people settled this island. Archeologists have discovered that dwarf wooly mammoths thrived on the island until the last Ice Age ended 11,000 years ago. Archeologists have discovered approximately 148 historic village sites, including 11 on Santa Cruz Island, eight on Santa Rosa Island, and two on San Miguel Island.
Sighting the three sixty degree ocean breath taken moment when hiking the Channel National Park.
Sea lions use to make their homes on majestic rocks and beautiful formations. There are many trails to explore the islands, from the maintained, relatively flat, signed trails of Scorpion Valley to the dramatic overlooks and magnificent coastal views on Anacapa Island. Adventurous hikers may also choose to explore the unmaintained, rugged, mountainous paths of Montanan Ridge. Trails are anywhere from 2 to 21 miles long.
The marine sanctuary surrounding the Channel Islands is sought out for world class diving and snorkeling with visibility reaching 100 feet, underwater arches, and WWII shipwrecks to explore. The ocean has also carved out amazing opportunities for sea cave kayaking. Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, one of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world, is nearly a quarter mile long and 100 feet wide, with an entrance ceiling of 160 feet and a waterfall over the entrance in the spring. The islands also provide important breeding habitats for colonies of nesting seabirds and diverse plants and animals. The park has something to offer for a variety of ages and interests including families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and wildlife lovers.
Weather of Channel Island:
As the island is located in South California, which have hot sunny weather but still this island have all four weathers. The temperature range from sixty degree F to minus fifty degree F. The winds are calm in the morning time while one may fast high wind during the afternoon at the Channel Island. Sea spry, rough sea high wind and fog is also a part of Channel Island. Most of the rain fall in November and December months. In the spring season temperature goes to warmer. Dense fog is also common in the spring season. In the summer season the temperature reaches to the maximum of sixty degree F while in winter it goes to lowest minus fifty degrees.
|Temperature in Celsius|
If we look on the thirty year hourly weather data of Channel Island then we come to know that, mean daily weather ranges from 9 degree Celsius to maximum of 22 degree Celsius. If we analyses the rain then we come to know that it very between dry weather to 50 mm of rain. Heavy rain usually expects from November to January while month of July and August remain dry. Wind speed range from 0 to 61 km/h.
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