[MARMAM] IMPORTANT: SMM evening event on the science of free-ranging and captive killer whales

Douglas Wartzok wartzok at fiu.edu
Mon Nov 11 19:12:50 PST 2013

Hello everyone:

On 12 December 2013, the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Dunedin, New Zealand, will host a panel discussion on the science of free-ranging and captive killer whales.

The goals of this session are: 1) To provide an overview of scientific data collected from free-ranging and captive killer whales; and 2) to offer an opportunity for experts to discuss comparative aspects of killer whale biology in these two environments and the implications thereof.

The panel members are Drs. Doug DeMaster, Dave Duffus, Robin Baird, Mark Orams, and Naomi Rose. The facilitator will be Dr. Doug Wartzok.

This evening event welcomes questions from all conference registrants - to use the hour allotted for the discussion most efficiently, questions will be submitted in advance via the conference website. If you have registered for the conference, please go to My Conference Account<http://www.marinemammalscience.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=587&Itemid=65>, log in, and submit your question. All questions or comments that are submitted via this page will be made public to all members prior to the conference and are not anonymous.

The working group that is organizing the session (Doug Wartzok, Helene Marsh, Nick Gales, and Naomi Rose) will select a set of the questions that encompass salient, scientific aspects of the issue. We encourage an open and respectful dialog on this important and controversial topic. Please be considerate in your questions and comments. Any offensive remarks will be removed from the site.

If you have any questions please contact the SMM Committee of Scientific Advisors at smm.science at gmail.com<mailto:smm.science at gmail.com>.

Doug Wartzok
Killer Whale Panel

Douglas Wartzok
Chair, Committee of Scientific Advisors
     Society for Marine Mammalogy
Provost and Executive Vice President

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