[MARMAM] SMM Biennial Workshop

Moore, Katie kmoore at ifaw.org
Mon Jul 11 08:38:53 PDT 2011

We would like to announce a workshop on Mass Stranding Response and
research to be held at the Biennial this fall in Tampa, FL.
Title: Cetacean Mass Stranding Response- protocols, data collection, and


Many locations throughout the world experience mass strandings of
cetaceans with varying frequency.  Response goals, protocols, and
outcomes are often dependant upon the species involved, existing
stranding response infrastructure, and resources available.  The goal of
this workshop is to bring together mass stranding responders and
researchers in order to share information that is otherwise available
only anecdotally.  A portion of the morning will be dedicated to
selected speakers presenting on their agency's and/or group's response
protocols, outcomes, and mass stranding-related research.  In the
afternoon, we will switch to a discussion format to allow greater
networking and information sharing between attendees.  Specific topic
areas will include health assessment/ disposition decision-making,
specialized equipment, post-release monitoring, and maximizing the
science of stranding response.  We will invite selected speakers, but
any attendees wishing to present may contact the organizers with a
proposed topic. The output of this workshop will be threefold: 


1) establish relationships between mass stranding responders around the
world to facilitate ongoing data sharing and support, 

2) compile existing response protocols and related results (for those
willing to share) into a reference document/field manual and 

3) potentially develop working groups to address some of the more
pressing or complex problems faced by mass stranding responders.


If you are interested in attending please register online at: 



If you are interested in presenting your data, protocols, or innovative
equipment designs, please email me at: kmoore at ifaw.org


Kind regards,



Katie Moore | Manager | Marine Mammal Rescue and Research

IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare
World Headquarters
290 Summer Street - Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
tel. 1.508.744.2276   email. kmoore at ifaw.org 
mobile. 774.836.6167 stranding hotline. 1.508.743.9548
Saving Animals in Crisis Around the World   www.ifaw.org


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