A big abalone was found by Jack Likins and he got to use his 11 inch gauge for only the second time.

Ten-inch abalones aren't uncommon for Jack Likins. Usually he ONLY takes an abalone that is ten inches or more. So you know he is a incredible diver. Most divers' dream is to find a ten incher. Recently Jack was diving off the northern Sonoma Coast with his friend and fellow diver, Roger Rude. Look what he found.

Jack's abalone measured 11 1/16 inches. He photographed the heavy shell, which shows the 11 inch gauge. That gauge doesn't get used often, that's for sure. Jack said, "I'm stoked!"

Thanks to Jack and Roger for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

To see a photo of Jack with a limit of three ten-inch abalones, here's the link: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2013/05/21/why-abalone-divers-die-in-their-hunt-for-red-treasure/. Also found on this link is Jack's important article about why abalone divers die in their hunt for red treasure.

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