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Marine scientists are making efforts to replenish abalones along the shores of California.

Sukanya Charuchandra
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Jul 6, 2018
Two-week-old red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) in The Bay Foundation’s “Ab Lab”
THE BAY FOUNDATION

Disease and overharvesting have depleted the types and quantities of abalones (Haliotis rufescens) found in Santa Monica Bay. The Bay Foundation has been trying to replace the marine snails to their natural habitats since 2010. Most recently, the organization has been spawning abalones in a research laboratory with plans to reintroduce them into the kelp forests off Palos Verdes in California. 

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