This 1963 photo is from a print showing editing marks. Fish and Game biologists Dick Poole, left and Keith Cox hold up evidence of abalone killed by sea otters that have migrated into north county coastal waters. Some shells were freshly broken.
This 1963 photo is from a print showing editing marks. Fish and Game biologists Dick Poole, left and Keith Cox hold up evidence of abalone killed by sea otters that have migrated into north county coastal waters. Some shells were freshly broken. Telegram-Tribune
This 1963 photo is from a print showing editing marks. Fish and Game biologists Dick Poole, left and Keith Cox hold up evidence of abalone killed by sea otters that have migrated into north county coastal waters. Some shells were freshly broken. Telegram-Tribune

Still under threat today, California abalone has a long history of struggles

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About Photos From the Vault

David Middlecamp

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .