2018 African Marine Mammal Colloquium

The following press release discusses the 2018 African Marine Mammal Colloquium.

“For the fifth biennial, the AMMC will be moving out of the Western Cape to another centre of African marine mammal research,Port Elizabeth. In keeping with our theme, we are especially encouraging marine mammal people from elsewhere in Africa to participate. We already have keen interest from a number people outside of South Africa. Also in keeping with our theme we are encouraging participation from marine mammal conservationists and educators. And finally, we are encouraging presentations on exciting new research fields and techniques.

New frontiers in African marine mammalogy

Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld

20th – 23rd August 2018

Workshops & Events:
If you wish to lead a workshop, please submit an abstract on the abstract form. Please indicate who the organisers will be and suggest an ideal
number of participants. Preliminary workshops themes are given below.

– Scientific and operational aspects of strandings
– Noise and other marine pollution
– Necropsies of marine mammals (practical)


Please see attached for the abstract submission form. We encourage project leaders to give an overview of their projects.
Submissions open the 1st May
Submissions close on the 10th June
Notification of acceptance by the 30th June

Please submit abstracts to: AMMC.abstracts@gmail.com

Plenary speakers:

Confirmed plenary speakers are: Professor Yves Cherel (Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chiz?, France), Professor Ken Findlay (Cape Peninsula University of Technology). Further plenary speakers will be announced.

Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld Institute for Coastal and Marine Research, Nelson Mandela University


Information on further deadlines, accommodation, programme details, etc will be forthcoming.

Organising committee:
Greg Hofmeyr – chair (Port Elizabeth Museum)
Stephanie Pln scientific chair (African Environmental Observer Network, NMU)
Meredith Thornton (Mammal Research Inst, UP & Dyer Island Conservation Trust)”

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