Are abalone endangered?



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         Black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii), which lives in coastal California and Mexico, is critically endangered. Since the mid-1980s its population has been drastically reduced by a disease called Withering Syndrome. In places where the disease is present, the population has been reduced by 80%.

         The northern, or pinto, abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana), which lives on the North American West Coast from Sitka, Alaska to Baja California, is not endagered. Its population is listed as stable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List.


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    Yes, black abalone are on the endangered species list, and is protected under the Endangered Species Act. “The black abalone, an intertidal mollusk ranging from Coos Bay, Oregon to Cape San Lucas, Baja California, has declined by as much as 99 percent in most of its range.”


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