BOTE Presents //
Photography: Sean Murphy
Videography: Tyler Trant
From the outside, abalone might not seem like much; just another dull marine snail. But hidden inside lies an iridescent mother-of-pearl shell so breathtaking that it has been harvested worldwide for centuries; used to create decorative inlays, jewelry, and even currency. Aside from desiring abalone for their beauty, they have been a staple in food dishes for just as long as they have been a treasured canvas for art. One of nature's special gifts that leaves no part unwanted or unused.
The modern day Abalone Story is one of conservation, science, and farming that allows for the continued pursuit of culinary breakthroughs and artistic masterpieces.