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Whale Watching Season Begins in Oxnard!

Whale Watching Season Begins in Oxnard!

Oxnard, CA – It’s that time of year to catch a glimpse of nature’s gentle giants during Whale Watching Season taking place off the coast of Oxnard.  The season officially begins the day after Christmas, December 26, 2019, and continues through April 2020.  Trips depart from Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Island Packers, Ventura County’s […]

Understanding Oil Pollution: A Primer on the Santa Barbara Channel

Understanding Oil Pollution: A Primer on the Santa Barbara Channel

By David Pu’u Oil was first discovered in this region and apportioned to be mined as a resource during the Lincoln Administration, but the history of oil in Southern and Central California goes back much farther than that.  Later, in the 1960’s, when the nation’s first offshore mining began in the Santa Barbara Channel, the […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Santa Barbara Channel

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Santa Barbara Channel

I had gone on a Wildlife Cruise with Island Packers, which is a guided/narrated trip across the Santa Barbara Channel, and along Anacapa Island. The naturalist tells you all about the marine life and birds along the way. We saw pelicans, two different types of dolphin, sea lions, and many other birds!     Contact […]