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Looking at the ocean through the bottom of a plane

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Looking through the belly port of a small airplane before an aerial photographic survey starts, Fall 2018.

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions.


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