B-Roll: White Abalone Outplanting in Southern California
Select underwater and topside footage from first-ever outplanting of endangered white abalone into their natural habitat. Animals were raised in hatcheries and outplanted off the coast of San Diego and Los Angeles in November, 2019.
Abalone: A Forgotten California Treasure
Abalone are iconic part of California coastal history, but populations have declined so steeply that multiple species have been listed as endangered and current generation of Californian’s have forgotten about this coastal treasure.
Species in the Spotlight: White Abalone Recovery
One of eight abalone species in California, white abalone is critically endangered. Find out what scientists are doing to bring back this iconic sea snail in Southern California.
B-Roll: California White Abalone
Underwater footage of adult California white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) in the Southern California bight; juvenile white abalone in the University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory captive breeding program; 8 species animation.
White Abalone Collection: First Time in 12 Years
Biologists collect the first white abalone from the ocean since 2004. White abalone are functionally extinct in the ocean so their only hope for recovery is a captive breeding program currently being supported by NOAA Fisheries in California.
Spotlight Species #7: White Abalone
Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive
Of all the species that NOAA protects under the ESA, eight are considered the most at risk of extinction. The "Species in the Spotlight" initiative was implemented to stabilize these species with the goal that they will become candidates for recovery
B-Roll: Abalone in California and Washington
Select underwater footage of red and pinto abalone in California and Washington State.
B-Roll: Pinto Abalone Outplanting in Puget Sound
Select footage from pinto abalone outplanting in north Puget Sound. Abalone were transported from NOAA NWFSC Mukiteo lab and outplanted in select habitat by divers.
Pinto Abalone Restoration: Outplanting in March, 2011
Pinto abalone is a "species of concern" on the Pacific coast, and efforts are underway to help restore the population. This video shows that latest outplanting effort in March 2011, during which over 2000 abalone were released into Puget Sound.
Pinto Abalone Restoration Footage
Select footage of pinto abalone culturing and tagging of juveniles at NOAA's Mukilteo Research Station in Washington State, followed by outplanting of juveniles in the San Juan Islands.