Professor Dan Abel loves fish markets. But, whereas most of us walk through the markets taking in the sights and smells, and maybe looking to purchase a quick bite, Professor Abel is on the hunt for sharks. Abel is a marine biology professor aboard the MV Explorer and professed shark enthusiast. Knowing the potential for shark purchases in the Casablanca Fish Market, Abel emailed his class and set a time to head into the market as a group. When they successfully found a juvenile Mako, he bought it, pulled out a jackknife, and got down to business.
Want more sharks? Check out this post from Summer 2012: https://www.semesteratsea.org/2012/08/13/shark-dan-abel-takes-the-insides-out-on-the-streets-of-morocco/