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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Simon Dominguez Wants To Be On Time For Lunch

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Simon Dominguez will jump into the Pacific Ocean in a massive tidal flow under the Golden Gate Bridge. Sometime between 11 - 12 pm tonight, he will start swimming and heading out to the Farallon Islands.

"I expect to finish my journey to the Farallons about lunch time on Wednesday. The winds look like they will be dying down although the water at the Islands has dropped to 54°F (12.2°C)."

You can follow his progress here after his swim has started.

Research has shown that the marine life around the Farallon Islands has significantly increased since the first crossings were made in 1967 due to a variety of factors including the creation of the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge in 1974. In 1970 Farallon biologists witnessed their first shark attack on a sea lion. During the next 15 years, more than one hundred attacks on seals and sea lions were observed at close range. By 2000, biologists were logging almost 80 attacks in a single season and this has increased as has the popularity of swimming to and from the islands by open water swimmers.

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