Tag Archives: Maritime

Sea Anemone

Anthopleura elegantissima Sea anemones thrive in the intertidal zone of Santa Barbara County beaches due in part to microscopic organisms living within their bodies. A type of alga called zoochlorella grows inside the tissue of the anemones in a symbiotic … Continue reading


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Santa Barbara Seen Through A Sailor’s Eyes (1835)

In the following passage taken from his acclaimed travel narrative, Two Years Before the Mast (1841), Richard Henry Dana, Jr. describes landing on the beach at Santa Barbara on January 14, 1835 after a five month voyage from Boston. Dana … Continue reading

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