Charles Farmer III literally wrote the book on sharks in South Carolina. Really, Farmer is the author of “Sharks of South Carolina.”
Farmer first tangled with sharks as a child in the Bluffton area in the late 1950s, and then became very familiar with them during a 36-year career studying marine resources with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
A year before retiring from S.C. DNR in 2005, Farmer poured his depth of shark knowledge into a book, Sharks of South Carolina.
During his career, Farmer became a shark expert through scientific collections and study along with numerous field observations in the estuary, near-shore and offshore waters of the Palmetto State.