[MARMAM] Announcement: 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine M ammals Workshop Announcement

Juli Goldstein JGoldstein at hboi.edu
Fri Sep 23 10:37:40 PDT 2005


16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals Workshop
Announcement:
 
 
Health Assessment of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida
and Charleston, South Carolina
Chairs: Drs. Gregory D. Bossart and Patricia A. Fair 
Symposium Coordinator: Dr. Juli D. Goldstein
E-mail: jgoldstein at hboi.edu
Day/Date: Sunday December 11 
Time: 9:00-5:00pm
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego: Conference room TBD.
Cost: Free to all conference registrants
Summary: The Bottlenose Dolphin Health and Risk Assessment (HERA)  Project
was initiated in 2003 by researchers at Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institution and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National
Ocean Service. The HERA Dolphin Project is a comprehensive, integrated,
multi-disciplinary research program designed to assess overall dolphin
health and environmental and anthropogenic stressors that may affect health
and long-term viability. Standardized and comprehensive protocols are being
used to understand dolphin health, the top-predator of coastal ecosystems in
the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), FL and Charleston (CHS), SC. This study is
focusing on developing tools and techniques to better assess the health of
bottlenose dolphins and to identify health threats and develop linkages to
possible environmental stressors. This symposium will highlight studies by
multiple HERA investigators who will report on their findings from a wide
range of disciplines such as emerging disease, pathology, biomarkers,
contaminants, and immunology.
Tentative Agenda and List of Speakers
 
9:00-9:10 am               Welcome/Introductions
                                    Dr. Gregory D. Bossart, Dr. Patricia A.
Fair, Dr. Juli D. Goldstein
 
9:10-9:25 am               Overview of Dolphin Health Assessments
                                    Dr. Teri Rowles, National Marine
Fisheries
 
9:25-9:40 am               Overview, Goal, and Objectives of HERA Dolphin
Project
Dr. Patricia Fair and Dr. Gregory D. Bossart, National Ocean Service, Center
for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston,
SC/Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
 
9:40-9:55 am               Integrating Bottlenose Dolphin Health and
Photo-Identification Data
Jeffrey D. Adams, National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal   Environmental
Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC
 
9:55-10:10 am                Spatial Aspects of Bottlenose Dolphin
Occurrence Near Charleston, SC and in the Indian River Lagoon, FL
                                    Dr. R.H Defran, Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution & National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal
Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC
                       
10:10-10:25 am           Hematologic, Serum Biochemistry and Cytologic
Findings From Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Inhabiting the Indian River
Lagoon, Florida
                                    Dr. Juli D. Goldstein, Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution
 
10:25-10:40 am           Evaluation of a portable clinical analyzer of the
critical care blood gases and electrolytes in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins

                                    Dr. Rene A Varela, Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution
 
10:40-10:55 am           COFFEE BREAK
 
10:55-11:10 am           Lobomycosis in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
(Tursiops truncatus) From the Indian River Lagoon, Florida
 
11:10-11:25 am           New Viral Findings and the Development of
Seroepidemiological Screening Tests and the Corresponding Vaccines
Dr. Manuela Rehtanz and Dr. Gregory D. Bossart, Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institution, Brown Cancer Center
 
11:25-11:40 am           Antibiotic Resistant Escherichia coli Found in
Florida and South Carolina Wild Bottlenose Dolphins
Barbara Lyon, National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Environmental
Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC
 
11:40-11:55 pm           Orogenital Neoplasia in Atlantic Bottlenose
Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
                                    Dr. Gregory D. Bossart, Harbor Branch
Oceanographic Institution
 
11:55-1:00 pm             LUNCH BREAK
 
1:00-1:15 pm               Feeding Habits of Indian River Lagoon bottlenose
dolphins assessed using stable isotope and fatty acid signature analysis
Dr. Graham Worthy, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida
 
1:15-1:30 pm               Emerging contaminants in bottlenose dolphins
(Tursiops truncatus) from the Charleston Harbor, SC and the Indian River
Lagoon, Fl
Magali Houde, Environmental Biology University of Guelph/National Water
Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario
 
1:30-1:45 pm               Comparisons of trace metal contamination in
bottlenose dolphin    (Tursiops truncatus) populations along the southeast
Atlantic coast
Hui-Chen Wang, National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Environmental
Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC
 
1:45-2:00 pm               Changes in Gene Expression in the Skin-Blubber
Biopsy as Measures of Chemical Exposure and Effect in the Bottlenose Dolphin
Tursiops truncatus
                                    Eric Montie, Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution
2:00-2:15 pm               Establishment of Epidermal Cell Lines Derived
from the Skin of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Blake C. Ellis, Department of Neurosciences and Neuroscience
Institute/Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center, Charleston,
SC                         
 
2:15-2:45 pm               COFFEE BREAK
 
2:45-3:00 pm               Genetic structure of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops
truncatus in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida
                                    Christine Politz, Harbor Brach
Oceanographic Institution
 
3:00-3:15 pm               Development of a Dolphin cDNA Microarray
Dr. Annalaura Mancia, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center,
Medical University of South Carolina
 
3:15-3:30 pm               DNA Strand Breaks as Determined by the Comet
Assay in Blood Samples from Dolphins Collected from Charleston Harbor(SC)
and Indian River Lagoon (FL)
                                    Dr. Richard Lee, Skidaway Institute of
Oceanography
 
3:30-5:00 pm               PANEL DISCUSSION/CLOSING REMARKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juli D. Goldstein, D.V.M.
 
Post-Doctoral Fellow   
Division of Marine Mammal Research and Conservation 
Harbor Branch Oceanographic
5600 US 1 North
Ft. Pierce, Fl 34946
772-465-2400 ext. 434     
 
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