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Today, it is considered too dangerous to even attempt to land on the islands. And in the absence of a harbor, scientists in residence use a large crane to hoist boats filled with supplies onto the shore. But it’s not just the choppy conditions that prevent anyone but a few hardy swimmers from venturing into the waves off the Farallones. Photo Credit: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

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