I made an amazing discovery on Saturday. There used to be so many abalone that people paved their driveways with the empty shells. There is a house around the corner that is for sale where I noticed the driveway after seeing a lot of crushed abalone fragments in the street.
I went to the beach on Saturday and there were a number of people diving for abalone. I spoke to a couple who were packing up and showed me two of their three. They said it was fun and the water wasn’t as cold as you’d think (!). the man said that he saw a lot of abalone–in the hundreds–during his swim. Again, i was very surprised. I think I have to go snorkeling myself and have a look.