In coordination with the Sonoma County Health Order, the Bodega Marine Laboratory has suspended visiting hours and public tours until further notice.

Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve are open to research affiliates, see COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures.

Abalone and Benthic Invertebrates

Volunteer opportunity

Research Interests: Abalone fishery, ecology, and conservation Current Projects:

  • Examination of abalone fishery independent (subtidal) and dependent (creel survey) data.
  • Assessment of abalone populations using subtidal video information
  • Abalone growth studies

Volunteer(s) are needed to do the following:

  • Interview recreational abalone divers and shore pickers (creel surveys)
  • Review subtidal video tapes
  • Assist with subtidal abalone surveys (MUST be UC res. cert. diver)
  • Assist with abalone growth study

For further information contact Laura Rogers-Bennett.