Dr. Mark Bond has studied sharks and stingrays in Belize, The Bahamas, South Africa, Fiji, USA, and Panama. He specializes in looking at the ecological role of sharks and how they interact with other species in the ecosystem; whether sharks benefit from marine protected areas (areas of the ocean closed to fishing) and what are the consequences of removing them from the ecosystem. He primarily uses baited remote underwater video (BRUV) and telemetry techniques to examine these questions.
He currently works at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. He grew up in Kommetjie in Cape Town, South Africa where there are plenty of sharks. He received his marine geography degree from Cardiff University in Wales and finished his Ph.D. at Stony Brook University in New York.
Dr. Bond is sponsored by the Pew Foundation.
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