[MARMAM] Lecture on June 21 re: Greece-US Monk Seal Conservation Efforts

Trevor Spradlin Trevor.Spradlin at noaa.gov
Wed Jun 15 11:04:56 PDT 2011


The NOAA/NMFS Protected Resources Programs and the Smithsonian's 
National Museum of Natural History (Department of Vertebrate Zoology in 
conjunction with the Office of Education and National Outreach Program) 
are pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandros Karamanlidis from 
MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal will 
be giving a lecture next week in Washington, DC that will highlight 
joint efforts by scientists in Greece and the U.S. to conserve and 
protect the remaining critically endangered Mediterranean monk seals 
(/Monachus monachus/) and Hawaiian monk seals (/Monachus 
//schauinslandi/).  The lecture will take place at the Smithsonian's 
National Museum of Natural History and will be available to the public 
in real-time via live video stream on the Web (and will also be archived 
for future viewing).  Following are the details about Dr. Karamanlidis' 
presentation and how to access it online.   We hope you can join us and 
Dr. Karamanlidis in person or via the Web!

Trevor Spradlin and Charles Littnan                                 
Charles Potter
Protected Resources Programs                                        
Collection Manager, Marine Mammals
National Marine Fisheries Service                                     
National Museum of Natural History
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration            Smithsonian 
Institution

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*Race Against Time: Greek and U.S. Efforts to Protect the Critically 
Endangered Mediterranean and Hawaiian Monk Seals*
*
/Alexandros Karamanlidis, Ph.D.
MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal
/
Date:  *Tuesday, June 21, 2011*
Time:  *2 pm ET*
Location: *Executive Conference Room, National Museum of Natural 
History, Smithsonian Institution*
*/Live video stream from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural 
History at:  *www.ocean.si.edu*
/
*Abstract*

Monk seals are the only completely tropical species of seal in the world 
and are in trouble.  Centuries of human exploitation and habitat 
destruction have caused the remaining populations of Mediterranean monk 
seals (/Monachus monachus/) and Hawaiian monk seals (/Monachus 
schauinslandi/) to drop to perilously low numbers, while the Caribbean 
monk seal (/Monachus tropicalis/) has become extinct.  Scientists from 
Greece and the U.S. are in a race against time and are working together 
from opposite sides of the World to save the remaining monk seals. The 
MOm/Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal is a 
non-profit, non-governmental organization with over 20 years of 
experience in the research and conservation of Mediterranean monk seals 
in Greece and abroad. Researchers at MOm have gained rare insights in 
the biology and behavior of Mediterranean monk seal by utilizing 
innovative technology that has enabled the seals to be monitored 
remotely inside their breeding caves.  Current and future collaborations 
with U.S. scientists who study Hawaiian monk seals will provide 
important insights into new ways to help the two remaining species of 
monk seals survive into the future.

/For additional information on monk seal conservation programs, please 
visit:/

*MOm website: * http://www.mom.gr/homepage.asp?ITMID=101&LANG=EN&LANG=EN
*NOAA websites: * http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/psd/mmrp/monkseals.php  /and 
  /http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_hawaiian_monk_seal.html
 

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