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Abalone: The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California's Iconic Shellfish
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Abalone: The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California's Iconic Shellfish (Paperback)

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During the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s, California's coast seemed awash in abalone. From San Diego to Crescent City, people feasted on abalone steaks and glimmering shells were sold in trinket shops. Abalones' remarkable abundance and appeal made them icons of California's easy-living, laid-back beach culture. But just a few decades later, many younger Californians had never seen the legendary mollusk. In the past twenty years, two of California's seven abalone species have joined the U.S. Endangered Species list, and even the hardiest now faces the ecological collapse of its home habitat in Northern California - long regarded as a sure stronghold. After more than 70 million years of gripping tenaciously to North America's western shoreline, how - in our time - did the fate of the delicious, wondrous, and once abundant abalone become so precarious?

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: aquatic creaturesScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesZoology & animal sciencesZoology: Invertebrates Publisher: Oregon State University Publication Date: 30/06/2020 ISBN-13: 9780870719882  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ann Vileisis is an independent scholar, author, and editor. She holds an MA in history from Utah State University and is the author of several books on food and environmental topics, including Kitchen Literacy.

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