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Do you know your California abalone? A wiki-thread:  https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-abalone-species-recovery/ 

Black abalone:
— Status: Endangered
— Depth: Up to 18 feet below the surface
— Appearance: Black tentacles, blackish-blue shell

Green abalone
— Status: Species of concern
— Depth: Shallow, open water
— Appearance: Bluish green shell. Olive green tentacles

Pink abalone
— Status: Species of concern
— Depth: About 20 to 118 feet
— Appearance: Pink iridescent inside shell and muscle scar.

White abalone
— Status: Endangered
— Depth: Up to 200 feet below the surface
— Appearance: White respiratory pores and cream tentacles

Once upon a time, the California coast had the greatest number of abalone species in the world. If this project works, we may again.  https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-abalone-species-recovery/ 


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