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ImageThe shell of this live black abalone Haliotis cracherodii has a pale, bluish coloring when dry. In 2009 black abalone were listed as an endangered species.


Black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii)

Location (General):

Big Sur

Date taken:

July, 20 2004

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

Photographer's comments:

The location information has been withheld to protect this population.

View the Natural history for:
Haliotis cracherodii
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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