Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) – San San Pond Sak, Panama

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) poses next to an Antillean manatee at San San Pond Sak Wildlife Refuge in Panama. This young female was the first, and so far only, manatee to be successfully captured and radio-tagged in Panama. Her movements were tracked by satellite for 45 days before the tag broke off.

Gonzalez-Socoloske studied the foraging ecology of Antillean manatees for his doctoral research, and is actively engaged in the conservation of these marine mammals.