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Noted manatee researcher to address Cape Friends of Wildlife

By Staff | May 4, 2021

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The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife will host internationally known manatee researcher Dr. Robert Bonde at its meeting via Zoom Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Bonde has a degree in veterinary medical science from the University of Florida and has dedicated 40 years of his career to studying manatees worldwide, including the U.S., Belize, Cuba, South American and Africa. He has played a pivotal role in the conservation of manatees through stranding investigations, population monitoring and longitudinal assessment of manatee health.

Bonde retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, Sirenia 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.

To register for the meeting, emil ccfowl@gmail.com and a Zoom access code will be sent to you.

For additional information, visit ccfriendsofwildlife.org or on FaceBook visit CCFW Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife.

The Bonde presentation will be followed by a monthly membership meeting at  7:45 p.m.