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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Colleagues,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Oceans</span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> is a new, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed open access journal
<span style="color:#222222;background:white">(ISSN 2673-1924). As part of its inaugural year, Oceans will publish several special issues, including a special issue on “Marine Mammals in a Changing World.” For more information, please see:
</span><a href="https://www.mdpi.com/journal/oceans/special_issues/marine_mammals">https://www.mdpi.com/journal/oceans/special_issues/marine_mammals</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Submitted manuscripts will undergo rigorous peer review. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2020. There is no publication fee; the normal article processing charge will be
 waived for all <i>Oceans</i> submissions in 2020.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222">Contributions for this special issue are invited in all areas of marine mammal research, especially those that focus on one (or both) of two themes: changing technological advances and changes in ocean
 habitats affecting marine mammals (including but not limited to changes in climate/temperature; ocean acidification; noise, plastic, or chemical pollution; vessel traffic and ship strikes; pathogenic viruses and microbes; trophic changes; fisheries impacts;
 habitat destruction; and related topics).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222">Submissions can focus on any area of marine mammal research and health, including but not limited to ecology, conservation, population biology and management, behavior, habitat and distribution, genetics,
 evolution, physiology, anatomy, acoustics, effects of noise and pollution, and new technologies.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222">Please share this information with your colleagues and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Thanks and best regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Alex Werth<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Alexander J. Werth, Ph.D.</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Trinkle Professor of Biology<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Hampden-Sydney College</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Box 162, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943 USA</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">434-223-6326, fax 434-223-6374<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><a href="http://www.hsc.edu/alex-werth"><span style="color:blue">http://www.hsc.edu/alex-werth</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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