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Jack Likins looks for abalones that are at least ten inches across, known as trophy abs. He found his first one several weeks ago.

Jack Likin's first ten+ inch Abalone of the year by Frank Hurd (Large)

Jack's diving buddy, Frank Hurd, took this photo. You can see the abalone is a nice fat one. With the concerns about the sparse bull kelp, which abalones eat, Jack was happy to find such a healthy abalone.

Thanks to Frank for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To learn all you've ever wanted to know about abalone and the divers who search for them, here is the website of local diver Eric Anderson: http://www.abaloneten.com/tendivers

Marcelia Fosse caught this surfer in a moment of joy as he heads to the waves off Anchor Bay Beach.

He can't wait to check the surf by Marcelia Fosse

It's shows the joy of anticipation, doesn't it? Below is a photo taken by Eric Anderson several years ago of a surfer catching a wave off Anchor Bay Beach.

Surfer at Anchor Bay Beach by Eric Anderson

Thanks to Marcelia and Eric for allowing me to share their photos with you here. We are having a lovely day on the Mendonoma Coast today, with sunshine and drifting clouds.

Jack Likins went diving off The Sea Ranch on Father's Day, last Sunday. The visibility was good and he had a most successful dive. Jack found a big one, a trophy Abalone. It measured 10 and 9/16 inches.

Jack Likins with a 10+ Abalone by Thayer Walker Jr.

That's the perfect Father's Day gift for an experienced diver like Jack. Thayer Walker, Jr. took the photo and I thank him for allowing me to share it with you here.

To learn much more about abalone, here is Eric Anderson' excellent website: http://www.abaloneten.com/

This weekend brought calmer weather and abalone divers from near and far headed to the Mendonoma Coast. The swells were minimal but the visibility was not good. That didn't stop seekers of red treasure from finding their goal.

Here is a photo from a recent dive. Roger Rude and his dive buddy, Jack Likins, each got a ten+ inch abalone. Roger also speared a Lingcod.

Roger Rude with a ten+ inch Abalone and a Lingcod by Jack Likins (Large)

Rick and I took a walk on the Walk-on-Beach public access trail on The Sea Ranch yesterday, Saturday. We greeted two abalone divers headed back to their truck. They were tired but happy. We saw the trail they used to get down the bluff face. It is steep, very steep. I guess abalone divers must be part mountain goat!

Here is a photo of the iridescent interior of an Abalone shell, taken by Craig Tooley

Abalone shell by AUG Craig Tooley

Thanks to Jack for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To learn more about abalone diving, preparing abalone, and much more, here is a link to Eric Anderson's awesome website: http://www.abaloneten.com/home

To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: www.ruffimage.com

Don Stupfel is 86 years young. He went diving with several friends recently and scored a trophy  Abalone - a ten inch Ab.

Don Stupfel, 86 years young, with a ten inch Abalone by Jack Likins (Large)

Eric Anderson keeps records of everyone who takes a 10 inch Abalone and he believes Don is the oldest person to have accomplished this feat.

Thanks to Jack Likins for this photo and story.

To learn much more about Abalone, here is Eric Anderson's web site: https://sites.google.com/site/abaloneten/