Black abalone are on the decline and now listed as an endangered species due to an increase in water temperatures as a result of global warming, withering syndrome, and overfishing. The first step in black abalone restoration is understanding the abalone gonadal development to know when artificial breeding can take place. This research project will have two parts: it will use ultrasonography to track and better understand gonadal development and study the effects of ambient ocean waters.
The AAR program is a unique opportunity for Palo Alto Unified School District students, in grades 10-12, to engage in original research in an area of their choosing. Students are paired with mentors who are experts in the field of the student's choosing.
Advanced Authentic Research
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306