Society for Marine Mammalogy News

July 14, 2017

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 ( http://www.flukebook.org ) 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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July 10, 2017

Workshop: Killer whales in western North Pacific and the Okhotsk Sea

If you are attending the Biennial conference this year please consider participating in this workshop: Title: Killer whales in western North Pacific and the Okhotsk Sea Summary Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are distributed in all oceans of the world, and those in the Northwest US and western Canada have been well studied since 1970’s. Whereas […]

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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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