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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR LISTED: 2009

CRITICAL HABITAT: None

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Between Coos Bay, Oregon, and the tip of Baja California, Mexico

THREATS: Global warming, ocean acidification, rising sea levels, poaching, coastal development, pollution, and abalone wasting disease

POPULATION TREND: Black abalone have been virtually eliminated throughout most of their range.

Photo by Glenn Allen, NOAA