If you were flying on a US Airways flight around the world in April, you may have found yourself flipping through the pages of the in-flight magazine and found this article:We are happy to be working with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park along with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper to spread awareness of the Marine Protection Areas (MPAs) in our region. MPAs are ocean ecosystems closed to fishing, hunting, and gathering of any species at any time. They are some of the most amazing places to experience a true balanced ocean.The MPAs surrounding the Channel Islands are some of the least known natural wonders of the world. We hope that increasing visitation to MPAs will encourage people to make lifestyle changes to positively affect the oceans, such as removing plastic water bottles from their lives.Our snorkeling programs just got a huge overhaul with new gear, thicker wetsuits, and nice jet fins. Come explore the shallows of the kelp forests in the Scorpion Marine Reserve this summer!