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'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