<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><b style="font-size:12.8px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">African Bioacoustics Community conference: Call for Abstracts And Registration now open!</b><br></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><span class=""><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><font color="#000000" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><b><br></b></font><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">3-7 December 2018<br></span><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Cape Town</span></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><font color="#000000" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><br></font><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-im" style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">We are excited to announce that the first  <b>African Bioacoustics Community conference will be held in Cape Town on the </b></span><b style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-aBn" style="border-bottom:1px dashed rgb(204,204,204)"><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-aQJ">3rd-7th December 2018</span></span></b><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">.  The conference is open to marine mammal researchers working throughout the globe, but we are particularly interested in hearing from those researchers working within the region and those studying migratory species moving  through the region. </span></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><br></span></div></span><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span class="">All aspects of marine mammal acoustic behaviour, effects of noise on marine mammals and issues related to detection, classification, localisation & density estimation of marine mammals would be welcome. </span><div style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;display:inline">​The goal of the conference  and ABC is to build links between researchers working​ on all taxa but using the common approach of bio-acoustic methods.</div></span></div><span class=""><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><br></span></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-im" style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The ABC conference 2018 is hosted by the University of Cape Town, the Centre for Statistics in Ecology, the Environment and Conservation (</span><a href="http://www.seec.uct.ac.za/" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif" target="_blank">http://www.seec.uct.ac.za/</a><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">), and Sea Search Research and Conservation (</span><font style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><div style="display:inline"><a href="http://www.seasearch.co.za/" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank">www.seasearch.co.za</a></div>).</font><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><font style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><br></font></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-im" style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">For further details please refer to the </span><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;display:inline"><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-im"><b>Website:</b> <a href="https://africanbioacoustic.wixsite.com/abcommunity" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank">https://africanbioaco<wbr>ustic.wixsite.com/abcommunity</a>  , join the associated facebook </span><div style="display:inline">group (</div></div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/africanbioacousticscommunity" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/afric<wbr>anbioacousticscommunity</a><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;display:inline">​​</div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">/</span><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;display:inline">)</div><span class="m_-256076326194232769m_-6598805086596812083gmail-m_7159636550995708073gmail-m_1548226032651177441gmail-m_-4264713041221993314gmail-m_-6207724522480347164gmail-m_-7037502265185284795m_1205733945491137861gmail-m_1814290102336878690gmail-im" style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><div style="display:inline">,  or email directly on : </div><a href="mailto:africanbioacoustics@gmail.com" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank">africanbioacoustics@gmail.com</a></span><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial"><font color="#000000" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size:12.8px;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;te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