New LiMPETS Site at Vandenberg Airforce Base

In 1997, an undersea pipeline linking Platform Irene to shore ruptured, sending more than 160 barrels of oil into the waters near Vandenberg Airforce Base. Miles  of shoreline were fouled. The Torch Trustee Council was formed to  oversee and fund restoration efforts. Channel Islands National Marine  Sanctuary was awarded funding, in part, to partner with Cabrillo High  School in Vandenberg Village and establish a new LiMPETS monitoring site on base.  In  November 2011, members of the Cabrillo High Aquarium Club joined CINMS staff  and the Torch trustees to visit the site and collect data. Our main goal is to reduce the impacts from human disturbance and preserve the intertidal through education.

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