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WHITE ABALONE NEAR EXTINCTION

July 5, 2012

Tags: White abalone, NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Once there were millions in the coastal waters off southern California. Now, after intensive harvesting and poaching, there are a few thousand. Most individuals are too old or too far away from each other to reproduce, according to a study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A NOAA official suggests that this (more…)