Springtime White Abalone Spawning at Bodega Marine Lab

A Brief History of White Abalone

Once abundant, white abalone were critically overfished in the 1970s. With the remaining wild white abalone so far apart from one another that they were unable to reproduce successfully, experts determined that captive breeding and outplanting were the best ways to save the species. After early breeding efforts were hampered by disease, the program headquarters moved to UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in 2011.

Deanna Beatty

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Center for Population Biology
  • Evolution and Ecology Department
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
UC Davis, Storer Hall