Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Marine Scientist attempt to breed endangered abalone

Researchers at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are attempting to breed abalone, but not just any abalone, they are attempting to breed the most endangered of the eight species of the abalone family the white abalone.

Aquarium's research curator Kiersten Darrow said. "We've thinned out the population so much, we've definitely overfished them. The wild population is pretty much done for. Researchers (in California) are the only ones breeding this species." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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