The Channel Islands Chapter began in March 2003. We are proud and excited about this new venture, knowing that this area is exceptionally well suited toward the interests of whale enthusiasts.

We see up to 28 species of cetaceans in the Santa Barbara Channel each year. Gray whales are easily observed during northern and southern migrations. Summer through fall, the Santa Barbara Channel hosts a large Humpback and Blue whale population, attracting researchers and whale watchers from around the world. Local chapter goals include arranging whale- watching excursions and lectures to experience these unique opportunities.

We are confident that ACS/Santa Barbara-Ventura will be an active and enthusiastic resource for information and education. We look forward to meeting ACS members who live in the area, and encourage you to join us

The American Cetacean Society (ACS) is the oldest whale conservation group in the world. Founded in 1967, it is a non-profit, volunteer membership organization with regional U.S. chapters and members in 22 countries.

Our National Headquarters is in San Pedro, California. ACS works to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education, conservation and research. We believe the best way to protect cetaceans is by educating the public about these remarkable animals and the problems they face in their increasingly threatened habitats.

acs_sb_v@hotmail.com
PO Box 3924
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

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