Thursday, November 15, 2007

Race To Save the White Abalone

The white abalone, once an important commercial species along the southern California coast, may be close to biological extinction. Using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), a survey team from Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service, investigates the abundance and distribution of white abalone at Tanner Bank, Cortes Banks and San Clemente Island to obtain the latest estimates of the population status of the species.