[MARMAM] Announcing the Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle

Rosemary Seton rseton at coa.edu
Fri Mar 19 09:07:50 PDT 2010


We are pleased to announce the Northeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Network Conference, ("NERS 2010 - In Good Stranding") from May 6-9, 2010 being held at the Bar Harbor Club in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

The annual NERS Conference brings together over 100 scientists, marine animal specialists, managers, educators, stranding network volunteers, and interested lay people from Virginia to Maine (and even further afield) to network and share the latest knowledge about marine animal strandings, disease, rescue, and rehabilitation.  On Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th, scientific papers and posters will be presented on marine mammal and sea turtle disease, case studies, stranding trends, large whales, and other topics of interest. Further, there will be a Sea Turtle Disentanglement Workshop on the Saturday afternoon and a Large Whale Necropsy Workshop on the Sunday morning, May 9th.

For more information and to start your conference registration please visit the conference website: http://www.une.edu/conferences/ners2010.cfm 
This page has the agenda, hotel information (hotel must be booked separately from the conference registration!), and links to online registration and abstracts information. 
All rooms at the hotel must also be booked by April 6, 2010 to receive the discounted price.

We also invite all interested parties to submit abstracts for oral presentations and poster session. Presentations should be on issues related to marine mammal and sea turtle health, stranding response, rehabilitation or other related issues. Abstracts are due by March 26th, 2010 and should be sent to Lynda Doughty at: lynda.doughty at maine.gov 
For more information go to the abstract information link via the conference website.

This year's conference is co-hosted by Allied Whale, (College of the Atlantic), Maine Department of Marine Resources, and the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center (University of New England).

Rosemary Seton 
on behalf of the Planning Committee for NERS 2010

Rosemary E. Seton
Whale Researcher, North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue;
Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator
Allied Whale Marine Mammal Research Lab, College of the Atlantic
105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, USA
(207)-288-5644 (Lab) or (207)-288-5015, Ext. 5682 
(207)-288-3780 (Fax)
(207)-266-1326 (Stranding Cell Phone)
rseton at coa.edu

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