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Welcome to the Channel Islands of California

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Emely Martinez

on 22 May 2015

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The Channel Islands of California belong to the Marine biome
The Marine biome covers 3/4 of the Earth
Climate doesn't really affect the Marine biome directly
The temperature of the water just increases the closer you are to the equator and gets colder the further you get from the equator
The Channel Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean
They're located close to the coast of Santa Barbara or Port Hueneme near South California
Islands: San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Channel Island (N. P.), Santa Catalina Island, and San Clemente
Abiotic Factors
January~ 53°-59°F
July~ 62°-70°F
Rainfall: Average annual rainfall is 14" but it can also average from 10"-20" of rain annually
Seasons: Wet winters with 8"-40" of rainfall with hot dry summers. The dry season extends from May-October.
Terrain: Flat
~Abiotic Factors
Human Impact
There are a group of plants that were brought to the Channel Islands by early American and European settlers that have been causing serious damage to other plant populations.
Welcome to the Channel Islands of California
Your tour guides today will be: Alexandra R., Binh N., Emely M.
Plants and Producers
~Biotic Factors
Food Web
Human Impact
Abiotic Factors
How it looks like:
Biotic Factors
The Different Islands
Anacapa Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Rosa Island
San Miguel Island
Santa Barbara Island
Santa Nicolas Island
Santa Catalina Island
Santa Clemente Island
~Native Plants:
California Buttercup
California Holly
Catalina Cherry
Wild Tomato
California Poppy
Plant Adaptations
A plant that is well adapted to this ecosystem is the yellow coreopsis because it has adapted to loose leaves during droughts.
Another plant that is well adapted to this ecosystem is the castilleja, because they get additional minerals and water from the roots of adjacent shrubs.
Yellow Coreopsis
Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores
Sea Fan and Deer Mouse
Island Spotted Skunk and Island Fox
Sea Anemone and Small Fox
Animal Adaptations
An animal that is well adapted to the ecosystem is the small fox, because it weighs less than six pounds so it doesn't need much resources to survive and is also not a picky eater.
Animal Adaptations
Another animal that is well adapted to this ecosystem is the Ashy Storm-Petrel, because they can go long distances between meals and can transform food into fatty oil, that it stores in it's stomach for later uses. This allows it to hunt far from it's nest.
Rock Crabs
Sea Cucumber
Food Web
Channel Island Plants
Island Deer Mice
Peregrine Falcon
Golden Eagle
Bald Eagle
Island Fox
Thanks for watching!!!
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