What a find! Previously unknown reef discovered in Channel Islands
Plans are underway to explore it.
There’s excitement in the marine research community about a new discovery in the Tri-Counties.
A previously unknown reef has been found in the Channel Islands.
The reef north of Santa Rosa Island rises about 100 feet off of the ocean floor. The top of the reef is about 60 feet below the ocean’s surface. Researchers are planning to better map, and explore it.
It’s been named Brennan Reef, after Rear Admiral Richard Brennan. The late admiral was involved in research programs like mapping the seafloor off of the West Coast.