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Santa Rosa Island

Dexter Sear, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 05 Dec 2019

Santa Rosa Island, 12/5/2019, National Geographic Venture

  • Aboard the National Geographic Venture
  • California Coast

On our second day here in the Channel Islands, we awoke near the shores of Santa Rosa. From the sandy beaches of this beautiful location we hiked in search of the native torrey pine, kayaked among the fringes of the kelp forest, and enjoyed a rare rainy day in the national park. In the afternoon we set off in search of wildlife and found ourselves watching northern elephant seals on the wild shores of San Miguel Island, one of the most windswept of the Channel Islands.

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