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 Anacapa Island -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island located about 14 miles (23 km) off the coast of (Click link for more info and facts about Ventura, California) Ventura, California, in (Click link for more info and facts about Ventura County) Ventura County.
Anacapa is part of the (A group of British islands in the English Channel off the northern coast of France) Channel Islands island chain, and is part of the (A national park in California featuring sea birds and marine life) Channel Islands National Park.
The island is actually composed of three (A small island) islets; the island's size, perhaps unclear because of the geographic issue of the islets, is measured as either 699 or 717 acres (2.8 or 2.9 km²).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/an/anacapa_island.htm   (216 words)

 anacapa island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island is located 14 miles off the coast from Ventura.
Ocean waves have eroded the perimeter of the island, creating steep sea cliffs towering hundreds of feet in height and exposing the volcanic origins of air pockets, lava tubes, and sea caves.
Visit the museum on the island, which houses the original crystal and brass Fresnel lens from the lighthouse.
www.nps.gov /chis/aipage.htm   (300 words)

 Anacapa Island Lighthouse, California at Lighthousefriends.com
Anacapa Island is actually a chain of three small islands, linked together by reefs that are visible at low tide.
West Island, the largest island of this group, is two miles long by six tenths of a mile wide, and rises to a peak of 930 feet.
Island Packers is an authorized concessionarie to Channel Island National Park.
www.lighthousefriends.com /light.asp?ID=93   (925 words)

 Go Boating America
Anacapa Island's name is derived from the Chumash Indian word "eneepah," which means "deception" or "mirage." And this small island certainly can look like nothing more than a mirage, with its top barely visible above the fog that often enshrouds it.
The island's largest plants come to life in the spring after winter rains, when the giant coreopsis (also called tree sunflowers) bloom and a general greening of the island occurs.
Since the slopes of West Anacapa are the primary nesting grounds of the brown pelican, most of this islet is closed to the public.
www.goboatingamerica.com /main/article.asp?id=590   (1669 words)

 Encyclopedia: Channel Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The inhabited islands of the Channel Isles are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm (the main islands); Jethou, Brecqhou (Brechou), and Lihou.
As a general rule, the larger islands have the -ey suffix, and the smaller ones have the -hou suffix; this is believed to be from the Old Norse ey and holmr respectively.
Christianity was brought to the islands around the 6th century; according to tradition, Jersey was evangelized by Saint Helier, Guernsey by Saint Samson of Dol and other smaller islands were occupied at various times by monastic communities representing strands of Celtic Christianity.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Channel-Islands   (4323 words)

 Channel Islands National Park
The northern islands of the park actually represent the peaks of a mountain range which is an extension of the Santa Monica islands which lay opposite them on the California mainland.
East Anacapa Island is the closest of the Channel Islands to the mainland, lying some 11 miles offshore.
The rocks along the shores sof the island are treacherous and have been the sight of a dozen major shipwrecks, the most famous being the Winfield Scott in 1853.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/ChannelIslands/ChannelIslands.html   (1482 words)

 Anacapa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The closest island to the mainland, Anacapa lies l8 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of Oxnard, and 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ventura.
Anacapa is composed of 3 small islets inaccessible from each other except by boat.
Camping on Anacapa is restricted to the campground on East Anacapa.
www.vhby.com /anacapa.htm   (521 words)

 Channel Islands National Park Information Page
The island is a tableland of lush grasses and wildflowers, with 27 miles of jagged, rocky coastline dotted with sandy white beaches.
Among the islands extinct terrestrial mammals is the pygmy mammoth.
The population of island foxes on San Miguel Island is 420 to 500 animals.
www.channel.islands.national-park.com /info.htm   (6398 words)

 Physiography of Anacapa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island is predominantly volcanic in origin, composed mainly of highly weathered Miocene volcanic rock that has been eroded by wind and waves.
East Anacapa is the smallest of the three islets, rising from the sea as a seemingly inaccessible mesa.
West Anacapa Island is the largest, the highest, and the most topographically diverse of the three islets.
www.west.net /~scifmail/anaphys.html   (253 words)

 Anacapa-Island Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island, which is almost five miles long, is composed of three small islets inaccessible from each other except by boat.
The Anacapa Island Lighthouse is currently an operational lighthouse operated as an aid to navigation in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Anacapa Island is accessible by private boat, by chartered boat or by passenger ferry from Ventura.
www.lighthouseadventures.com /Anacapa-Island.html   (972 words)

 Adventures on Anacapa Island
Anacapa is part of the US National Park System and thus has a Ranger that lives on the island.
Along the hike we learned about the Chumash Indians that used the island as a stopping point on their journeys to fish for abalone and rest before crossing the channel back to the mainland Anancpa has a rich history as among the Chumash and is the only Channel Island with a Chumash name.
Island Packers is the park's concessionaire for boat travel departing from Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors to all of the islands.
www.fabuloustravel.com /adventures/anacapa/anacapa.html   (1384 words)

 "Eradicating rats from Anacapa Island" -- National Park Service,WASO-NRID
Anacapa Island, 12 miles from the southern California mainland, is one of five islands in Channel Islands National Park and is just over 700 acres in size.
The island’s steep, lava rock cliffs incorporate numerous caves and crevices that are particularly important for the increasingly rare seabird species, Xantus’s murrelet and ashy storm-petrel.
The trustees supported eradication of the fl rat from Anacapa Island because it is one of the most significant islands for breeding seabirds in southern California.
www2.nature.nps.gov /YearinReview/yir2001/05_risks/05_5_faulkner.html   (832 words)

 Anacapa is place to go for landscape of coast's past
An hour later, as we approach Anacapa, Arch Rock appears in the distance, a flish sculpture of jagged rock set against the now-distant cloud of white.
Channel Islands National Park consists of the five islands (besides Anacapa, they are San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara) and totals 250,000 acres, about half of which is under water.
Anacapa Island, the closest to the mainland, is actually composed of three small islets separated from each other by narrow channels.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/examiner/archive/1998/04/26/TRAVEL6571.dtl&type=printable   (1491 words)

 History of Anacapa Island
In 1854, Anacapa Island was set aside for lighthouse purposes, and was administered by the Lighthouse Bureau until 1938, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt assigned National Monument status to both Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands.
The current lighthouse on Anacapa Island was turned on for manned operation on March 25, 1932.
In 1848, Anacapa Island became the property of the United States Government with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
www.scifoundation.org /anahist.html   (1377 words)

 Channel Islands National Park (Page 2)
This is the classic shot from the western portion of East Anacapa Island showing the precipitous cliffs and the sea.
The largest of the Channel Islands is Santa Cruz (at 65,000 acres), several miles west of Anacapa and approximately 19 miles off of the California coast to the north.
On East Anacapa the nature trail leads for about 1 1/2 miles around portions of the island and from the east to the west side.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/ChannelIslands/ChannelIslands2.html   (892 words)

 Anacapa Island Trip - August 27-28,2001
After helping us get our kayaks on the pier, she gives a brief outline of where things are at on the island.
Anacapa is a working lighthouse, and there a few buildings for the National Park Personnel, but other than that it's basically a big, pretty, rocky, birdsnest.
Unfortunately, the wonder of being out at sea, with dolphins passing all around you, is something hard to put into words, as is the amazing emptiness of a foggy open ocean, and I don't feel like I've well described the experiences.
www.texaskilonewton.com /kayak/anacapa.html   (967 words)

 Blue Dolphin Sailing Adventures
Santa Barbara Island is a one square mile speck in the ocean between Catalina and Anacapa.
Anacapa may also be visited on a triangle cruise from Santa Barbara island.
Anacapa is the smallest of the northern islands, about 5 miles long but only about 1 mile in area.
www.bluedolfin.com /page3.html   (1650 words)

 anacapa island
Anacapa Island (699 Acres) has hiking trails, a visitor center, lighthouse exhibits, primitive campground, picnic area and offers opportunities for scuba diving/snorkeling, bird watching, fishing and observing marine mammals.
The monthly diesel usage on the island is now less than 20 gallons, used primarily for the John Deere tractor and for crane operations.
As East Anacapa Island is only 163 acres in size, with no water resources, water must be tankered in once a year.
www.nps.gov /chis/eai.htm   (603 words)

 LocalHikes - Anacapa Island
The trip starts with a 1 hour ride to Anacapa, where you are likely to see pods of porpoises, seals, and large pelicans along the way.
A boat ride to any place is always fun, but, the island is not all that big, you can walk from one end to the other in 30 minutes.
On the island, the views from the cliffs are spectacular.
www.localhikes.com /Hikes/Anacapa_4472.asp   (1031 words)

 Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Park Service wants to remove non-native fl rats from Anacapa Island, which is the closest -- at 11 miles from the Ventura County mainland -- of the Channel Islands.
Biologists have no statistics on the extent of the problem on Anacapa, but Ortega said the rats are prevalent throughout all three islets -- East, Middle and West Anacapa islands -- and concentrate in steeper canyons.
As for how the rats got to Anacapa, the Park Service thinks the Winfield Scott might have been loaded with more than gold and people when it plowed into Middle Anacapa Island in a heavy fog on the night of Dec. 1, 1853.
web.insidevc.com /archives/112799/news/240169.htm   (549 words)

 Seadiver - AnaCapa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Visibility ranges from 40 to 100 feet, depending on which side of the Island you are on.
Anacapa Island has been eroded so much by the ocean that it is now really three islands.
Also, it is not unusual to spot sea lions, seals, lobster, bat rays, horn sharks, moray eels, an ocBack To Topus or two, and occasionally giant fl sea bass as well as flsmith perch, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, and other small schooling fish.
www.seadiver.net /anacapa.html   (340 words)

 Anacapa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island is located about 14 miles off the coast of Southern California, and is accessible by boat through the Island Packers Corporation located in Ventura Harbor.
The knowledgeable guide described all aspects of the island, including the wildlife and interesting stories about the native indians and various other folk who inhabited the island.
Besides the natural beauty and breathtaking views from the island, the strongest vision I took away are the abundance of brown pelicans, and the fearless and playful harbor seals that seemed sad to see us go.
www.masteryinc.com /advphoto/anacapa   (147 words)

 National Park Service, Natural Resource Year in Review--2002
The Anacapa Island Restoration Project is the effort of the National Park Service in conjunction with a partner, Island Conservation and Ecology Group, to restore the island’s habitat for native species.
In November 2002 the second phase of the project got under way with the application by helicopter of the rodenticide brodifacoum on middle and west Anacapa islets; the treatment was modeled on the successful baiting of rats on east Anacapa Island in 2001.
More than 150 native deer mice released on east Anacapa are breeding and their numbers had increased to approximately 1,000 by the end of the breeding season.
www2.nature.nps.gov /YearInReview/yir2002/06_K.html   (485 words)

 Crossing Cut Short - 09/14/01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On Friday, the 14th of September, we paddled the 11 NM hop from Channel Islands Harbor on the mainland to Anacapa Island.
Paddling the island chain solo in one trip, Ed is clearly in a league of his own.
At Anacapa Island on Friday evening, I listened to the forecast that was updated at 3:00 PM.
www.ckf.org /Reports/2001/01-09-14-CrossingCutShort.htm   (651 words)

 Anacapa Island Blanketed With Rat Poison
The poisoning is part of the Anacapa Island Restoration Project, aimed at killing non-native fl rats, which the environmental groups say have been established on the islands for two centuries.
Critics of the project say that published government and scientific documents reveal that the fl rat is one of the few species on the island that does not prey upon the murrelet, and that the real threat to this seabird's population is human disturbance.
The NPS bombarded the island with food pellets laden with the poison brodifacoum, which causes slow death by internal bleeding to all birds and mammals exposed to the pellets.
www.safe2use.com /ca-ipm/02-11-12b.htm   (495 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island is comprised of three islets called East, Middle and West Anacapa Island.
Channel Islands National Park acquired the East End of Santa Cruz Island in 1999, and the Isthmus portions of the island was transferred to the Park by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2001.
An additional objective for long-term monitoring on Santa Cruz Island is to link change in vegetation to change in other components of island ecosystems, particularly landbird abundance and diversity, terrestrial herpetofauna and invertebrate species diversity and abundance, soil development, stream water quality and island fox habitat use (TNC workshop, September, 2003).
www.pwrc.usgs.gov /brd/NpmpMcEachern.doc   (1720 words)

 Anacapa island officials eradicating rats.
Once again, Channel Islands National Park is in the news because of its efforts to eradicate that which it considers problematic.
This time, park officials are attempting to seek approval for their plan to kill 2,000 non-native fl rats on the island.
Of the island’s 700 acres, this initial poisoning affected only 10 acres on a portion of the island that is not open to public visits.
www.albrightseed.com /anacapaudate.htm   (193 words)

 Anacapa Island Lighthouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacapa Island is located 11 miles off the coast of Ventura County on the south side of the Santa Barbara Channel east entrance.
Commercial fishermen frequent the waters around the island and divers are said to search for the wreck of a Spanish galleon, sunk in 1700s just off coast.
The lighthouse can be seen and photographed from the whale-watch boats which leave from both the Ventura and Oxnard Channel Islands harbors during the migration season from December to March.
www.lanternroom.com /lighthouses/california/cal12.htm   (237 words)

 GORP - Channel Islands National Park: Southern California Camping
Anacapa Island is the closest of Channel Island National Park's islands to the mainland, at only 12 miles from Port Hueneme.
Anacapa Island is actually three tiny volcanic islets, connected by submerged reefs, and the boat drops you off on the easternmost one.
Although the island's beaches are inaccessible because its perimeter cliffs are hundreds of feet high, on calm days you can swim at the landing cove.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/foghorn/cam_sca4.htm   (1009 words)

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