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Ballena (#) (1995-2000), Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary vessel acquired in 1995.

In the News~

November 7, 2000 [SBNP]: “Rogue wave blamed for boat's loss. Surf and rocks near Point Arguello continued chewing to bits the 56-foot research vessel Ballena of Santa Barbara Monday after a reported rogue wave capsized the boat and forced its crew to swim for their lives...”