Alumni and Aggie Hero Making Waves: Kristin Aquilino, '11 Ph.D. in Population Biology, Discusses Saving White Abalone

Kristin Aquilino
Kristin Aquilino stands next to beds holding white abalone at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. David Slipher/UC Davis

UC Davis project scientist Kristin Aquilino directs the Bodega Marine Laboratory's white abalone captive breeding program. In this video, she discusses the work she and her colleagues are doing to bring the endangered species back from the brink of extinction. Last week marked the first time BML captive-bred white abalone were released to the ocean in hopes of saving the species.

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Aquilino graduated from UC Davis in 2011 with a Ph.D. degree in Population Biology. In addition to her work with white abalone, Aquilino was recently named an Aggie Hero by UC Davis Leadership.

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