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WSU researchers find wealth of fish at deep Hawaiian reef

Cori Kane, WSU Vancouver marine biologistBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News science writer

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the “vastly underexplored” deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island.

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Researchers see threat of black abalone extinction

Black abalone used to be the most abundant shellfish clinging to the rocks in the intertidal zone from Baja California to Oregon. Now they are rapidly disappearing in some areas and are extinct in others, according to a National Geographic News article. The article reflects comments and research by WSU Vancouver marine ecologist Brian Tissot.For the full article and photos go to National Geographic News at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0809_050809_abalone.html