National Geographic : 1942 Jan
Santa Catalina-400 Years a Lure to California Travelers National Geograplhic Society Kodaclirone y 10. Antthony Stewart Flying Fishes Play off Santa Catalina Island A foot to a foot and a half from nose to tail and with gossamerlike fin "wings" spreading 12 to 18 inches, they leap from the sea and glide sometimes a hundred yards. They may soar as high as 30 feet. Near Avalon at night myriads of them flash above the water, attracted by an excursion steamer's searchlight.