Marine Mammal Symposium – Survival In A Changing World

Things to do Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre , Perth Central Sunday July 9 2017
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Marine Mammal Symposium – Survival In A Changing World
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Humpbacks & High-Rises says
The world’s ocean provides the largest ecosystem on earth, which are also the least understood. Marine mammals are excellent sentinels for examining responses to changes in these systems. The response of marine mammals to drastic shifts in the environment provides an important indicator for understanding spatial and temporal scales of change. Technological advances are enhancing our ability to study this group of aquatic mammals, leading to a better understanding of how species respond to change. Many of the technologies employed in marine mammal research are applied across mammalian research: remote telemetry, acoustic monitoring, ecotoxicology, and sophisticated genetic techniques are just some examples. These technologies allow us to explore relationships between marine mammals and their ecosystems, and monitor responses of individuals and populations to changes arising through climate change and increasing anthropogenic effects. This symposium provides an opportunity to showcase marine mammal research on an international platform. While many methods for researching marine mammals are specific to the ocean environment, the International Mammal Conference will provide an opportunity to compare technologies and trends in mammal research on a global scale; broadening discussions and encouraging inter-disciplinary comparisons across themes common to all mammals in a changing world.
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By: Humpbacks & High-Rises