C.11 Pinto Abalone - Efforts to Protect this Species in Washington WatersHenry Carson

In this class we'll discuss a beautiful marine mollusk that is Washington's only species of abalone. We'll learn about the biology of the species, the history of the fishery, and why the species is not recovering even though the fishery has been closed since 1994.

We'll discuss the current captive-breeding program, the latest results of monitoring and field experiments, and what you can do to help.