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Oil and Animals in the Santa Barbara Channel

Crude oil actively bubbling out of the ground at the beach in Carpinteria, California in Santa Barbara County. Three offshore oil derricks are visible as dots in the distance. “The surface of the sea, which was perfectly smooth and tranquil, … Continue reading

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Oil Seeps at Carpinteria, California

Oil seep at Carpinteria State Beach. “Cabrillo’s description of the Chumash of the Santa Barbara mainland is the oldest ethnohistoric document concerning California Indians.” —The Natural World of the California Indian, Robert F. Heizer & Albert B. Elsasser, University of … Continue reading

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