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San Diego whale watching provides a therapeutic adventure for veterans

When Correspondent, Tom Wilmer cast off from the dock in downtown San Diego, bound for a whale watching adventure off the coast, he had no idea that meeting and visiting with the onboard naturalists would be just as fascinating as watching the whales.

The engaging volunteers, working under the auspices of the San Diego Natural History Museum, made the four hour whale watching cruise a fascinating, educational adventure, in addition to the visual and auditory experience of watching behemoth whales breach the surface and flash their flukes.

Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer aboard the M.V. Adventure Hornblower off the coast of San Diego where we not only encounter numerous whales, but fleets of darting dolphins and an array of seafaring birds. 

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.