Conference News

December 19, 2017

In Memoriam – Remembering Colleagues Lost 2015-2017

At each Biennial Conference, we honor those colleagues whom we have lost over the last two years. It is one of the most important things we do as a Society and a community. We wish to thank the family members, friends and colleagues who contributed their photos and memories of the 21 individuals included in […]

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October 12, 2017

Dr. Randy Reeves – 2017 Norris Award Winner

The Board of Governors and Board of Associate Editors have selected Randy Reeves as the winner of the Kenneth S. Norris Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established in honor of the Society’s founding president as an acknowledgement of exemplary lifetime contributions to science and society through research, teaching, and service in marine mammal science. […]

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September 10, 2017

SMM 2017 EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: POSTER PODS

Poster Pods are a fun, free special event taking place during the 2017 SMM conference poster sessions WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER POSTER POD LEADERS. Leaders should have considerable knowledge in their research area so they can help lead an informed discussion with poster presenters (e.g., post-docs, research scientists, profs).  Sign up here if you want […]

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Workshop: Development and implementation of low-cost methods to reduce cetacean bycatch in small scale gillnet fisheries (29 Oct 2017)

Dear Colleagues, If you are attending the 22st Biennal Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Halifax, Nova Scotia and working on bycatch issues we hope you will consider attending the following Workshop: Development and implementation of low-cost methods to reduce cetacean bycatch in small scale gillnet fisheries Description of Workshop: Bycatch in gillnet […]

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

Reminder:  Please join us for 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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