Local Area Information

Nelson Institute of Marine Research

The world's premier marine research center

Information on the Local Area around NIMR.

The beautiful resort community of Santa Barbara (aptly called the "American Riviera") offers the visitor white-sand beaches, beautiful Spanish-inspired architecture, a myriad of shops and galleries, and wonderful dining options.

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Channel Islands

Further south is Los Angeles.

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Los Padres National Park.

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