[MARMAM] "Marine Predator Hot Spots" session at 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting

Daniel M. Palacios Daniel.Palacios at noaa.gov
Mon Sep 10 11:10:45 PDT 2007

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to invite you to present the latest results from your  
electronic tagging studies at our session on "Marine Predator Hot  
Spots", to be held during the  2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2-7 March  
2008, in Orlando, Florida, USA.  Please note that the abstract  
submittal deadline is 2 October 2007, less than a month away!  The  
registration and abstract submission process is being handled on-line  


About the session:

Session #179: Marine Predator Hot Spots

Steven Bograd, NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center,  
steven.bograd at noaa.gov
Barbara Block, Stanford University, bblock at stanford.edu
Daniel Costa, University of California, Santa Cruz,  
costa at biology.ucsc.edu
Daniel Palacios, Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research,  
University of Hawaii, daniel.palacios at noaa.gov

The ocean environment is heterogeneous over a spectrum of spatial and  
temporal scales. This complexity creates a variety of habitats that  
marine organisms exploit throughout their life histories. Marine  
populations tend to aggregate for reproduction, foraging, protection,  
and migration. Locations where organisms concentrate regularly, or  
where there is high biological activity, are termed biological hot  
spots. Recent developments in electronic tagging now provide  
information on species aggregations and interactions in the context  
of the environment they are sampling. The expansion of large-scale  
biologging programs in recent years is providing unprecedented  
insight into the physical forcing, ecological function, and  
biodiversity of biological hot spots in diverse parts of the world  
ocean. This session will showcase new information on the location of  
essential habitats of marine predators that comes from the animals  
themselves by way of satellite telemetry and an increasingly  
sophisticated suite of instruments carried by the animals.  
Identification and monitoring of optimal species-specific habitat  
could constitute an effective approach to marine conservation and  
resource management.

About the meeting:

2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting - From the Watershed to the Global Ocean,  
2-7 March 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Co-sponsored by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography,  
the American Geophysical Union, The Oceanography Society and the  
Estuarine Research Federation.


Abstract submittal deadline: 2 October 2007
An abstract submission fee of $50.00 USD is required for each  
submission, along with a full paid registration. This fee is non- 
refundable should it later be determined you are not able to attend  
and make your presentation. However, registration fees are refundable  
under the registration guidelines. Only one paper per first author  
will be accepted. Poster presentations are strongly encouraged and  
will play an important role in this meeting.

Daniel M. Palacios, Ph.D.
Research Oceanographer (JIMAR)
Environmental Research Division
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries
1352 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2097

voice: (831) 658-3203
fax: (831) 648-8440
email: Daniel.Palacios at noaa.gov

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