Welcome to our Bodega Marine Lab Abalone Shed

Breakfast!!! Click here to watch the video.

Not to be confused with the White Abalone Recovery Program at BML, we are still busy taking care of our Red Abalone even while activities on campus have come to a screeching halt. So…. Razieh gets to spend her time feeding, cleaning, and taking  photos.

Abalone gotta eat!!!

Three water temperatures and flow-through or recirculating water capabilities.
Abalone Culture Experimental Laboratory

The shed has come along nicely with the assistance of our support staff, Joe, Phillip, and Karl. We currently are setup  for flow-through water or a recirculating system and able to operate with three different ocean temperatures and differing water quality. Eventually I’ll be able to get back to the coast and configure all our sensors.

30 tank manifold!

We have been collecting ultrasound images of internal anatomy. In particular we are interested in using this non-invasive method to evaluate gonad development with different ocean temperatures.  We will apply this strategy towards the conservation of endangered abalone. We are also interested in nutrient sequestration but we can talk about that later.

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A Ventral View!!