Virtual Program: Manatee expert Robert Bonde will present a program about his research on manatees. His work focuses on the conservation of manatees through stranding investigations, population monitoring, and manatee health assessment in the U.S., South America, Africa,
Belize and Cuba. Dr. Bonde retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, Sirenia (Manatee) Project, where he worked as a research biologist. He has published over 100 scientific publications and co-authored (with Dr. Roger Reep) a book titled "The Florida Manatee: Biology & Conservation," now in its second edition.