Society News

July 10, 2017

Stable isotope analysis in studies of marine mammal ecology and eco-physiology workshop

We are pleased to announce we will be running hosting a one day workshop entitled  “Application and validation of compound-specific stable isotope analysis in studies of marine mammal ecology and eco-physiology” at the upcoming 22nd Biennial Conference of the Marine Mammal Society on Saturday, October 28th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Compound-specific stable isotope […]

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Eighth International Sirenian Symposium

We are pleased to announce the following Symposium to be held in conjunction with the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Marine Mammal Society on  Saturday, October 28, 2017 from  8:00 am – 5:00 pm.     The Eighth International Sirenian Symposium is an all-day meeting to foster communication between researchers, managers, and policy makers on all aspects of Sirenian Conservation. […]

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June 21, 2017

Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals Student Presentation Award(s): Call for Applications (Due July 12, 2017)

On April 28, 2014, we lost an amazing friend and colleague, Coll Gordon Perske. To honor Coll’s life and unwavering dedication to marine mammals, the National Marine Mammal Foundation established the Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals.  The mission of the fund is to improve the lives of marine mammals, with a focus on California […]

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May 23, 2017

Marine Mammal Commission proposed for elimination

The US President’s budget released on May 23, 2017 zeros out funding for the Marine Mammal Commission. The Commission’s annual budget ($3.43 M) represents one cent per person per year. The MMC has a long history of sponsoring and facilitating international marine mammal science and conservation. The elimination of the MMC will limit the US […]

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May 6, 2017

Members’ Vote on 2019 SMM Conference Venue and Bylaws Change

Dear SMM member, The Board is requesting your valued input on two important items. The first item is exciting news about our 2019 conference. This meeting, which will be the 2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference, will be co-hosted by the European Cetacean Society. We are fortunate to have two strong proposals for the four-day long […]

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