Breakthrough in abalone research achieved
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Abalone, a marine mollusk, can withstand prolonged food deprivation without ill-effect of its growth. This was found in a study done by Armando Fermin, a scientist of the government-hosted Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC AQD) based in Tigbauan, Iloilo. In his research titled "Effects of alternate starvation and refeeding cycles on food consumption and compensatory growth of abalone, Haliotis asinine (Linnaeaus)", Fermin noted that prolonged and intermittent starvation did not affect the feeding, growth, and survival of abalone upon return to full rations.
Fernandez, R. A. (2002, August 18). Breakthrough in abalone research achieved. The Philippine Star, p. B-5.
- The Philippine Star