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Dan Abel

Title: Assistant Professor, Marine Biology
Office: Coastal Science Center (CSCC), Room 151H
Phone: 843-349-2257
Email: dabel@coastal.edu


Research Interests:


Recent surveys of sharks along the southeast coast have shown declines in several species, e.g. sandbar and dusky sharks. These and other sharks inhabit coastal waters and/or estuaries, and may use the latter as nurseries. We are undertaking a long-term long-line study: to survey the sharks of Winyah Bay, North Inlet, and nearby waters; to determine which sharks use the Bay as a nursery; and to understand habitat selection by selected species in the Bay.




Ph.D., 1986, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
M.S., 1981, College of Charleston
B.S., 1978, College of Charleston