New Research on the Decline of the White Abalone, Haliotis sorenseni

 

Abalone

White Abalone, Haliotis sorenseni

Researchers from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Kevin Stierhoff and John L. Butler, in collaboration with Melissa Neuman from the Southwest Regional Office, have recently published “On the road to extinction? Population declines of the endangered white abalone, Haliotis sorenseni” in the Journal of Biological Conservation. The article discusses the history of the white abalone’s population decline from 2001 and states that captive propagation and enhancement is now likely the only way to prevent extinction.

The full article can be found at Science Direct:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320712001565The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

NOAA press release:  LINK HERE  

Learn more about Southwest Fisheries Science Center's Abalone Program and the Benthic Resources/Remotely Operated Vehicle Program:  LINK HERE 

For additional information, please contact
Kevin Stierhoff at Kevin.Stierhoff@noaa.gov

Link to the original LA Times article:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-abalone-20120705,0,750588.storyThe previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

Link to the original San Diego Uniton Tribune article:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/06/sliding-toward-extinction/The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

Link to the KPCC story:
http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/07/05/33123/white-abalone-arent-recovering-even-when-fishing-p/The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

Link to the KPCC audio:
http://media.scpr.org/audio/features/20120705_features5041.mp3The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

Link to the KCRW 'Which Way, LA' program
http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/ww/ww120705whats_the_future_of_The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer

Link to the KCRW audio:
http://www.kcrw.com/media-player/mediaPlayer2.html?type=audio&id=ww120705whats_the_future_of_The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries Disclaimer