The abalone diving season is off to a deadly start, with the latest death of a man trapped by rising tide along the Mendocino County coast Tuesday.
Authorities say three men died after entering the choppy water off Northern California to dive for abalone.
Authorities in Mendocino County say an abalone diver died when he fell from a steep cliff after a dive, less than a week after the abalone season’s first fatality was reported.
The death of tens of thousands of abalone along the Bay Area’s coastline is being blamed on a microscopic sea creature.
Officials say two abalone divers died over the weekend in separate incidents at popular diving locations along the northern Sonoma Coast.
Thirteen people are under arrest on suspicion of being part of an abalone poaching network after fish and game wardens served search warrants on 14 locations.
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Fish and Game officials said reports of dead abalone and a variety of invertebrates have come from Bodega Bay, Russian Gulch, Fort Ross, Timber Cove and Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County.
A Petaluma abalone poacher last week was sentenced to 90 days’ work release and fined $15,000 for selling the mollusks to a restaurant owner.
A Santa Rosa man Friday morning became the second abalone diver in two days to die while harvesting the mollusks on the Sonoma Coast.