San Clemente Island Marine Mammal Aerial Survey

This video footage shows the Southwest Fisheries Science Center's aerial survey team and pilot inside a Partenavia high-wing aircraft surveying transect lines for marine mammals up to 130 miles west of San Diego. Video footage includes the shoreline of San Clemente Island, the SIO pier, the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, a blue whale surfacing, and a school of Risso's dolphin. San Clemente Island is located approximately 65 miles west of San Diego and can be seen from shore during the clearest winter days.
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