Humans (Homo sapiens)


Humans (Homo sapiens) often fish in estuaries for sport and food. (Photo by Ted Borg)

The human is a terrestrial mammal commonly found in South Carolina estuaries (where rivers meet the sea). This highly social species can be found in groups, often kayaking, canoeing, boating, or fishing. Humans have a varied diet that includes many of the species found in estuaries, including shrimp, crabs, fish, oysters, and clams. Many of these food sources are harvested commercially and recreationally by humans.