Society News

October 28, 2016

John Heyning Award Winner 2016

The John E. Heyning Award is for the best proposal received from an established researcher to investigate any area of cetacean integrative biology that relates to diverse aspects of biology within an evolutionary context. Many thanks to the review committee who assessed the five applicants submitted in 2016. The winner is  Rachel. A. Racicot  Predicting hearing […]

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EBS Award Winners 2016

The Emily B. Shane Award (EBS) supports conservation-oriented, non-harmful field research on free-ranging Odontocetes and Sirenians. The award honours Emily B. Shane (1924-1995), a fine amateur naturalist and dedicated conservationist. There were more than 30 eligible applicants for the 2016 awards and many thanks to the two review teams who assessed the proposals. The 2016 […]

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September 26, 2016

2016 Small Grants-in-Aid of Research Recipients

Forty-eight applications from 15 countries were received for the 2016 SMM Small Grants-in-Aid of Research program. The Society was able to fund 12 of the applications. All applicants received valued feedback on their proposals from the members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors who evaluated the applications. The award recipients will be conducting a range […]

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September 16, 2016

UK and Ireland Regional Student Chapter Conference 18-20 January 2017

The UK and Ireland Regional Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy is pleased to announce its annual student conference. This will take place between 18th – 20th of January 2017 at the Marine Station, Plymouth University, England. Abstract deadline is 4th of January, 2017. For full details and to register, visit

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September 10, 2016

SMM President, Jay Barlow, to attend Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13) in December 2016

Jay Barlow, Society for Marine Mammalogy President, has been invited to attend the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 13). The purpose of this meeting is to set the scene and provide the necessary impetus to make progress on specific issues in conservation and to discuss challenges and opportunities. During COP 13, […]

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