Expedition in 60 Seconds: Channel Islands

We're launching our next expedition to explore unsurveyed regions of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary with our partners at NOAA Office of Exploration and Research and University of New Hampshire-Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. A region with complex geologic history, the Channel Islands were once one massive island, eventually separated by rising sea levels after the last Ice Age. Our team is on a mission to locate and document submerged paleo shorelines, in a region known for stunning deep water coral reefs. Learn more about this expedition