Re: Abalone aren't recovering in Canada

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Posted by seahunt on February 07, 2009 at 20:34:19:

In Reply to: Abalone aren't recovering in Canada posted by Haida Gwaii Abalone Stewards on February 07, 2009 at 16:16:41:

This is interesting and all that, but I'm not sure that they are looking closely at past work.
They seem to have discovered that abalone spawning varies from season to season. Uh, they should have talked to the California
people about it.
Also >>this could take 50 to 70 years.<< I'm sorry, but whoever wrote this doesn't understand abalone reproduction. Their
reproductive potential is so high that two good seasons 10 years apart could accomplish most of the recovery. That line suggests
mammalian population growth patterns.
I'm afraid this is a news article, not a science article.
Good luck with the poachers.
Enjoy, seahunt

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