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Tropical Storm Kay Update

Tropical Storm Kay Update

Friday, September 09, 2022 - 12:00am

Tropical storm conditions are occurring over portions of Baja CA peninsula with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Coastal flooding and high winds at Catalina Island and coastal Santa Barbara are likely. This is a large storm with possible impacts well outside of the above plot. This is also a rare event with little historical data […]

Domoic acid crisis affecting marine mammals in Ventura and Santa Barbara

Domoic acid crisis affecting marine mammals in Ventura and Santa Barbara

Thursday, September 08, 2022 - 12:00am

Since August 15th the Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) volunteer team has responded to hundreds of marine mammals suffering from domoic acid poisoning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. An event on this scale is unusual for this time of year. CIMWI, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, would greatly benefit from your support […]

Flooding at Leadbetter Beach

Flooding at Leadbetter Beach

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 - 12:00am

Flooding is possible on Thursday evening as waves from Hurricane Kay begin impacting the area during a high tide. The total water level (waves + tide) is expected to exceed the mild threshold between 7 and 8 PM (above). Note that wave heights on Saturday will be significantly higher, but the tide will be lower […]