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A pink abalone, with yet another smaller hitch-hiking abalone on...

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Caption: A pink abalone, with yet another smaller hitch-hiking abalone on top of its shell, grazes on a giant kelp forest reef ledge at approx. 40-foot depth in Monterey Bay, California.
Scientific name: Haliotis corrugata
Location: Monterey Bay, Monterey, California
Copyright: © Chuck Davis / Tidal Flats, Ltd.
Photographer Code: MAB1461-02
AGPix ID: AGPix_ChDaTiFl26_0053
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Comments: Abalone have become increasing rare in California waters, especially in the southern part of the State; the white abalone is now an endangered species. Monterey Bay is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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