Conference News

August 25, 2017

Workshop: Sanctuaries: A New Seascape for Captive Cetaceans (28 Oct 2017)

This is to announce a workshop entitled “Sanctuaries: A New Seascape for Captive Cetaceans” at the SMM Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on the morning of Saturday 28th October 2017. We will present three ongoing projects creating permanent seaside sanctuaries for dolphins and whales retired from marine parks and aquariums. Speakers: Naomi Rose, Lori […]

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August 24, 2017

Workshop: Assessing the responses of marine mammals to anthropogenic acoustic disturbance (28 Oct 2017)

28th October 2017 Anthropogenic sounds, such as from vessels, seismic surveys and pile-driving, can cause harm and disturbance to marine mammals over potentially large scales. In this workshop, we aim to draw on the experience of previous studies, identify lessons learned and recommendations for the future, and determine approaches for most effectively incorporating this knowledge […]

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August 15, 2017

Invitation to Host the 2021 SMM Biennial Conference

Hello Everyone! As we prepare for the upcoming 22nd Biennial Conference in Halifax in October, and look forward to the 2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference in Barcelona in 2019, it is time to begin to select the venue for the 2021 Biennial Conference! Given our General Operating Policies, our venues alternate between North America and […]

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August 14, 2017

Workshop: Marine mammal sensory systems: An integrated perspective (29 Oct 2017)

Marine mammal sensory systems: An integrated perspective Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. 8:00 – 17:00 Sensory systems evolve in response to environmental pressures, providing advantages for specialized or generalized habitat use, foraging, communication, locomotion, and navigation strategies. Thus, understanding marine mammal sensory systems requires knowledge of the species’ life history, properties of the aquatic signals, and […]

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August 8, 2017

Workshop: Advancing Marine Species Density Surface Modelling (22 Oct 2017)

Advancing Marine Species Density Surface Modelling Density surface models (sometimes called spatial or habitat models) attempt to describe animal distribution as a function of spatially referenced variables. Data typically come from line transect surveys, although there is the potential to use other effort-indexed surveys, such as passive acoustics. Outputs include modelled relationships between density and […]

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