Black Abalone Restoration


by : 
Alana F.


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.