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Drive along the coast of southern California and you will see signs of an important industry in this region. Several oil platforms exist near the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Exploring for, developing, and producing hydrocarbons in new lease sites within the Sanctuary was prohibited in 1981. (photo: Shane Anderson)

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