Unlike most barnicles, which are hermaphodites, abalone have 

separate sexes. The female releases a blizzard of eggs, before 

they've been fertilized. She ejects them from holes used for 

breathing. Enourmous numbers are expelled to assure that some 

suceed. Not far from the unfertilized eggs, the male emits billows 

of sperm. The female deposits her eggs in the males pouch, which 

extends from his abdomen, back to the tail. The young will hatch 

while still inside his body. When they start to emerge, the male 

will be there to assist.

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