30th Annual European Cetacean Society Conference

This conference will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 – Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Funchal, Madeira.

The theme of the conference is Into the Deep: Research and Conservation of Oceanic Marine Mammals.

Associated workshops will take place on the 12 and 13 March.


  • Professor Hal Whitehead of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, will be giving a talk entitled “Sperm whale societies of the Atlantic and Pacific: why so different?”;
  • Robin Baird of Cascadia Research Collective, Washington, USA,  will speak on “Oasis in a desert sea: development of island-associated populations of open-ocean odontocetes in the Hawaiian archipelago”; and
  • Mónica Silva’s keynote talk is entitled “the ecological importance of open waters and oceanic islands for baleen whales”. Mónica Silva is a researcher at Mare and IMAR, Azores.

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