David Whitaker

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: SCDNR, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9392
E-mail: whitakerJD61@gmail.com


M.S., 1978, College of Charleston

B.S., 1973, Georgia Southwestern College

Research Interests

  • crustacean and molluscan natural resources

Current and planned research projects



  • Whitaker, J.D. 1992. Shrimp bait fishing in South Carolina and preliminary notes on by-catch research. Proceedings of International Conference on Shrimp By-catch. May 24-27 1992. Pages 215-228.
  • Whitaker, J.D., L.B. Delancey and J.E. Jenkins. 1991. Aspects of the biology and fishery potential for Octopus vulgaris off the coast of South Carolina. Bull. Mar. Sci. 49(1-2): 482-493
  • Whitaker, J.D., J.E. Jenkins, L.B. Delancey. 1991. Catch rates and size of white shrimp caught by cast nets with different mesh sizes. S.C. Marine Resources Division Tech. Rep. No. 77, February 1991.
  • Archambault, J. A., E. L. Wenner. and J. D. Whitaker. 1990. Life History and abundance of blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, at Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Bull. Mar. Sci. 46(1):145-158.
  • Whitaker, J. D., L. B. Delancey and J.E. Jenkins. 1989. A study of the experimental closure of South Carolina's sounds and bays to commercial trawling. S. C. Marine Resources Division Tech. Rep. No. 72, September 1989.
  • Lam, C. F., J. D. Whitaker and F. S. Lee, 1989. Model for white shrimp landings for the central coast of South Carolina. N. Amer. Journal of Fisheries Mgt. 9:12-22.
  • Bishop, J.M., E. J. Olmi, J. D. Whitaker and G. M. Yianopoulos, 1982. Capture of blue crab peelers in South Carolina: An analysis of techniques. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 112:60-70.
  • Whitaker, J. D., 1981. Biology of the species and habitat description. In M. D. McKenzie (ed.) Profile of the Penaeid Shrimp Fishery in the South Atlantic. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Whitaker, J. D., 1980. Squid catches resulting from trawl surveys off the southeastern United States. Mar. Fish. Rev. 42(7-8): 39-43.
  • Whitaker. J. D., 1978. A contribution to the biology of Loligo plei (Cephalopoda, Myopsida) off the southeastern coast of the United States. Masters Thesis, College of Charleston, S. C. 164pp.