Society for Marine Mammalogy News

September 10, 2017

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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Workshop: Developing Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs) to improve decision-making during mass stranding events (29 October 2017)

Dear colleagues Just a reminder re the upcoming full day workshop entitled ” Developing Bayesian Belief Networks (BBNs) to improve decision-making during mass stranding events” at the upcoming 22nd Biennial Conference of the Marine Mammal Society. The workshop will take place on Sunday 29th October from 0800 to 1700h and assemble scientists, vets, NGOs, government […]

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September 2, 2017

A Fun Way to Support SMM Student Travel Grants

Dear SMM members and conference attendees, October is fast approaching, and with it comes our biennial conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia! We’re looking forward to learning about all of the amazing marine mammal research you’ve been conducting. Additionally, over 300 SMM student members will be presenting at the 2017 conference. However, the costs associated with […]

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August 25, 2017

Workshop: Sanctuaries: A New Seascape for Captive Cetaceans (28 Oct 2017)

This is to announce a workshop entitled “Sanctuaries: A New Seascape for Captive Cetaceans” at the SMM Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on the morning of Saturday 28th October 2017. We will present three ongoing projects creating permanent seaside sanctuaries for dolphins and whales retired from marine parks and aquariums. Speakers: Naomi Rose, Lori […]

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