Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary was created in 1980 in recognition of the significant marine resources around the islands in Channel Islands National Park. The waters within six nautical miles of the four Northern Channel Islands plus Santa Barbara Island were declared a National Marine Sanctuary. This includes 1252 square nautical miles of habitat. It is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The program's four management goals are resource protection, research, education, and to enhance visitor use.

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary superintendents:

  • 1.
  • 1986-1989 Lt. Cmdr. Francesca M. Cava
  • 1989-1992 Lt. Cmdr. Stephen C. Jameson
  • 1993-1996 Lt. Cmdr. John A. Miller
  • 1996-2000 Lt. Cmdr. Edward Cassano
  • 2000-2002 Lt. Cmdr. Matt Pickett
  • 2002-current Chris Mobley

With the Summer, 1993 issue (Volume 6, #l), the publication took on the new name spelling (Alolkoy), it became a quarterly, it dropped the affiliation with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and it became smaller in size. The changes coincided with the arrival of as the new sanctuary manager.