Conference News

July 14, 2017

Workshop: Experimental Science in wild and captive marine mammals (28 October 2017)

  This workshop includes lectures from prominent scientists who have published on both facility-managed and wild animals (Sam Ridgway, Gerry Kooyman, Peter Tyack, Vincent Janik, Kathleen Dudzinski, Terrie Williams, Michael Moore, Paul Ponganis, Xavier Manteca, Cynthia Smith and Kelly Jaakkola). The workshop will provide insights into experimental science used in facilities and the wild to […]

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Workshop: Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) of marine mammals (28 October 2017)

We like to announce a workshop titled: “Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) of marine mammals” at the upcoming 22nd Biennial Conference of the Marine Mammal Society. This two day workshop will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October. Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) has now been used in several large projects that have produced […]

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Workshop: the Flukebook photo-ID tool (28 October 2017)

For SMM participants working with PhotoID, genetic samples, sightings data, and/or tag data: No researcher can cover the range over which whales operate, we need the tools to work on oceanic and global scales to conserve marine species over biologically relevant scales. Flukebook ( ) is the first web platform that engages both the research and citizen science […]

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Workshop: U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act research permitting (28 October 2017)

We would like to announce a half-day workshop on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 8 am -noon titled: ” U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act research permitting.” The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) oversee issuance of permits for take, import, and export of marine mammals under […]

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The 2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain in 2019

Based upon the results of the SMM ballot of its members, some of which are also members of the European Cetacean Society (ECS), and the subsequent review of those results by the European Cetacean Society’s Council, Barcelona will be the venue for the 2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference in 2019.  SMM and ECS were very […]

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