[MARMAM] SMM Seminar Editors’ Select Series on July 20th 2023. Assimilation takes time: integration of two dolphin societies

Student Members-at-Large Society for Marine Mammalogy smal at marinemammalscience.org
Fri Jul 7 19:19:08 PDT 2023

Greetings MARMAM!

Join us on Thursday, 20 July 2023 at 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT / 10pm GMT
for the next SMM Seminar Editors' Select Series
Assimilation takes time: integration of two dolphin societies
with Dr. Cindy Elliser

This event is free to attend and presented online via Zoom, but
registration is required.
Register here:
Space on Zoom is limited to the first 500 attendees. The talk will also be
streamed live on the SMM Facebook page.

About this talk:
In the Bahamas live two communities of spotted dolphins separated by deep
water: one on Little Bahama Bank (LBB) off of Grand Bahama Island and one
on Great Bahama Bank (GBB) off of Bimini. In 2013 an unprecedented 50% of
the LBB spotted dolphins moved across the deep water and took up residence
on GBB. This type of large-scale immigration is rare. How does such a large
group of dolphins move into an established community? This is the story of
how these two communities have reacted, how they have integrated and how
this is shaping the social structure of this new community.

About the presenter:
Dr. Cindy R. Elliser is the Research Director and Founder of Pacific Mammal
Research (PacMam) and Associate Director of the Salish Sea Institute at
Western Washington University. She received her B.S. (2000) and M.S. (2003)
in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and received
her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from FAU in 2010. Her work focuses on
photo-identification, behavioral ecology and social structure of marine
mammals. For 10 years she worked with Dr. Denise Herzing and the Wild
Dolphin Project studying Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins in the
Bahamas. In 2014 Dr. Elliser moved to the Pacific Northwest and founded
PacMam to study marine mammals in the Salish Sea, particularly harbor
porpoises and harbor seals. Dr. Elliser also teaches biology and related
courses as an associate professor at Skagit Valley College and Western
Washington University.

Open access to this article is made temporarily available in the weeks
around the presentation and can be found here:
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Missed a presentation or want to share this series with a friend? All
previous Editors' Select presentations are recorded and archived on our
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All the best,

*Ayça Eleman, Ph.D. Candidate*
*Theresa-Anne Tatom-Naecker, Ph.D. Candidate*
*Sophia Volzke, Ph.D. Candidate*
*Student Members-at-Large*
Society for Marine Mammalogy
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