The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Dr. Dan Abel on Saturday, March 25th, on sharks of coastal South Carolina.
Sensationalized media coverage of the 2015 US Atlantic coast shark attacks and bites led many to conclude that shark abundance had increased. In this presentation, Dr. Abel will discuss whether or not this is true, and present a summary of more than 15 years of studying the sharks of coastal SC. He will also discuss why a healthy ocean needs sharks, environmental threats to sharks, and ongoing research in his lab at Coastal Carolina University that employs acoustic tags to answer questions about shark movements along our coast, especially around piers and in Winyah Bay.
Daniel C. Abel is Professor of Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. His research focuses on the physiology and ecology of sharks and rays. He is co-author of several textbooks and is a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. Dr. Abel has taught at sea and in more than 30 countries on the M/V Explorer with Semester at Sea, and his annual Biology of Sharks course held at the Bimini Biological Field Station in the Bahamas has run for more than twenty years. He is a native South Carolinian and resides in Pawley’s Island, SC.
This program is geared towards all ages, children included, and will begin at 1 pm in the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.