[MARMAM] SMM workshop: Marine Mammal Research and Conservation in Africa (27 Nov '07)

Leszek Karczmarski leszekkarczmarski at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 21:07:11 PST 2007

Dear All,
Please take a note of the upcoming workshop: Marine Mammal Research
and Conservation in Africa, associated with the 17th Biennial Marine
Mammal Conference.  The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 27
November, at the T. H. Barry Lecture Theatre at the Iziko South
African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.  There is going
to be a modest registration fee (for details see:
http://www.smmconference2007.org/special_symposium.php ) collectable
at the door during registration (from 8:00 till 8:45).  This fee
includes tea/coffee breaks.  You can also join us for lunch, which
would require an additional R70 (US$10) per person, collectable at the
time of registration.  As we have still some space available, if you
are interested in participating you are welcome to do so; in which
case you need to respond no later than 22 November providing the
      Full Name:
      Institution Affiliation:
      Workshop:  Marine Mammal Research and Conservation in Africa
      Lunch:  No / Yes (your dietary preference)
Your electronic RSVP should be directed to both of the following two addresses:
karczmal at tamug.edu
leszekkarczmarski at gmail.com

Please make sure that on the day of the workshop you have the exact
amount for registration/lunch, as we might not have change available
(and there won't be credit card facility).

See below the workshop agenda:

Marine Mammal Research and Conservation in Africa
Workshop Date:  27 November 2007
Venue:  Iziko South African Museum

Organized by:
Leszek Karczmarski (University of Pretoria, South Africa & Texas A&M
University, USA)

Hosted by:
University of Pretoria and Iziko South African Museum


  8:00 – 8:45   Tea/Coffee & Registration

  8:50   Welcome and Introduction

  9:00   Opening Talk: Hector's Dolphin Conservation Science and
Management: Lessons from New Zealand Applicable to Africa
Liz Slooten & Steve Dawson, University of Otago, New Zealand

  9:30   Population Structure of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops
aduncus) Impacted by Bycatch Along the East Coast of South Africa
Ada Natoli et al., University of Durham, UK

  9:40   Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Use of Humpback and
Bottlenose Dolphins in Bazaruto Bay, Mozambique
Resia Cumbi et al., Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

  9:50   Movements and Behaviour of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in
the Shallow Waters of Inhaca Island, Southern Mozambique
Almeida T. Guissamulo et al., Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

10:00   Social Stability and Geographic Fidelity of Humpback Dolphins:
Different Patterns in Different Habitats along the Southeast Coast of
Leszek Karczmarski et al., University of Pretoria, South Africa and
Texas A&M University, USA

10:15   Population Size Estimate of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins
in the Algoa Bay Region, South Africa
Ryan R. Reisinger & Leszek Karczmarski, University of Pretoria, South Africa

10:25   Cetacean Research in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Stephanie Plön, Bayworld (Port Elizabeth Museum, Oceanarium &
Snakepark), South Africa

10:35   Acoustic Monitoring of Small Odontocetes: From Social
Behaviour to Abundance Estimation Applicable to African Populations
Tomonari Akamatsu & Ding Wang, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan (TA) &
Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (WD)

10:50 – 11:15   Tea/Coffee/Muffin Break

11:15   Winter Movements of Eastern South Atlantic Humpback Whales
within their Reproductive Range and Subsequent Spring Migration from
the Equator to the Antarctic: Localized and Regional Patterns with
Managerial Consequences
Bruce Mate & Howard C. Rosenbaum, Oregon State University, USA (BM) &
Wildlife Conservation Society, USA (HCR)

11:30   Stock Assessment of Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whales
(Megaptera novaengliae) Breeding off the East and West Coasts of
Susan Johnston, University of Cape Town, South Africa

11:40   Estimating Demographic Parameters of Southern Right Whales off
South Africa from Aerial Survey Data
Anabela Brandão, University of Cape Town, South Africa

11:50   How Many Southern Hemisphere Fin Whales Were There?
Sara Mkango & Doug Butterworth, University of Cape Town, South Africa

12:00   Major Histocompatibility Complex Variation at Three Class II
Loci in Southern Elephant Seals from Marion Island
Matthew S. Leslie et al., American Museum of Natural History, USA

12:15   The Cape Fur Seal and Ecosystem Monitoring: Priorities,
Problems and Prospects
Steve P. Kirkman et al., University of Cape Town & Marine and Coastal
Management, South Africa

12:30   Cape Fur Seals of the Agulhas Current
Greg Hofmeyr, Bayworld (Port Elizabeth Museum, Oceanarium &
Snakepark), South Africa

12:35   Regional Network and Project for the Research and Conservation
of Cetaceans and Dugong in the Indian Ocean Commission Countries
(Comoros, France/Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles)
Denis Etienne et al., Indian Ocean Commission, Mauritius

12:50   Research and Conservation of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) in Mozambique
Almeida T. Guissamulo et al., Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

13:00   Conservation and Status of West African Manatees in Ghana,
Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Sierra Leon
Caryn Self-Sullivan et al., Dept. Wildlife & Fisheries, Texas A&M
University, USA

13:15 – 14:15   Lunch Break

14:15   Towards Sustainable Dolphin Tourism in Zanzibar
Eva Stensland et al., Stockholm University, Sweden

14:30   Ethical Dolphin Tourism and the Benefit to Research in
Southern Mozambique
Angie Gullan & Almeida T. Guissamulo, Dolphin Care Africa, Mozambique
(AG) & Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (ATG)

14:40   Dolphin Watching in Mauritius: Research and Development of
this New Fast Growing Local Industry
Jacqueline Sauzier, Mauritius Marine Conservation Society, Mauritius

14:50   Cetacean Research and Conservation in La Reunion Island (France)
Violaine Dulau-Drouot et al., GLOBICE-Réunion, La Réunion

15:00   The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Madagascar and
Comores; Conciliation of Ecotourism Development, Conservation and
Monitoring/Scientific Programmes Implementation Since 2000
François Xavier Mayer et al., Megaptera Madagascar

15:05   The Maluane Whale and Dolphin Watching Programme in the North
Quirimbas, Mozambique
Isabel Marques da Silva et al., Maulane, Lda – Cabo Delgado
Biodiversity Conservation Project, Mozambique

15:10   Cetacean Sightings in Deep Waters off Northern Angola, 2004–2005
Caroline R. Weir, Ketos Ecology, UK

15:20   Marine Mammal Research in Mauritania
Ana M. Pinela et al., University of Barcelona, Spain

15:35   Cetaceans in the Strait of Gibraltar: An overview of 10 Years
of Research and Conservation Measures
R. De Stephanis et al., CIRCE, Cadiz, Spain

15:50   Overview of the Bycatch Problem Around Africa, with Comments
on the Rapid Bycatch Assessment (summary of the concurrent Bycatch
Jeremy Kiszka et al., Direction de l'Environnement et du Développement
Durable, Mayotte

16:05   Communicating Marine Mammal Science to Managers
Steve Dawson, Otago University, New Zealand

Open Discussion

Workshop closure time: approximately 17:00

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