South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis) Alana Phillips

A Letter to the Community Regarding Racial Injustice

SMM commits to our membership and our global community at large to do our part to actively create a diverse, inclusive and tolerant world.

Read this important letter

  • Read the Journal

    Marine Mammal Science publishes significant new findings on marine mammals resulting from original research.

    Read Online
  • 2021 Conference

    Our next conference is the 24th Biennial Conference

    in Palm Beach, Florida, USA 1-5 August 2022

    Get More Info
  • Become a Member

    As a member, you’ll get:

    • Subscription to the Marine
       Mammal Science journal
    • Discounted conference rates
    • Access to members-only
       web area

    Sign Up

Welcome

to the international Society for Marine Mammalogy.
Our mission is to promote the global
advancement of marine mammal
science and contribute to its relevance
and impact in education,
conservation and management.

Become a Member

Latest News

July 6, 2022

SMM Seminar Editors’ Select Series: Response of humpback whales to biopsy sampling

This series highlights the latest and most exciting marine mammal science published in the Marine Mammal Science Journal. The SMM created this series to give scientists and citizens around the world a chance to engage with marine mammal scientists, learn and ask questions. All are welcome! Thursday, July 21st (4 pm PDT / 7 pm […]

Read more

June 29, 2022

Webinar with panelists exploring the experiences of women in the field of marine mammal science

We invite you to participate in a webinar on the “Experiences of Women in Marine Mammal Science” taking place from Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 4-6pm GMT+1. Organized by the Women in Marine Mammal Science (WIMMS) Initiative, in association with the Society for Marine Mammalogy Ad-hoc Diversity and Inclusion Committee, this webinar will consist of […]

Read more

June 5, 2022

SMM Seminar Editors’ Select Series: Insights from genetic analyses of Eastern North Atlantic right whales

This series highlights the latest and most exciting marine mammal science published in the Marine Mammal Science Journal. The SMM created this series to give scientists and citizens around the world a chance to engage with marine mammal scientists, learn and ask questions. All are welcome! Thursday, June 16th at 4 PM ADT (12 PM […]

Read more


Read more on our News Page