Society for Marine Mammalogy

June 22, 2009 14:01 ET

International Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Quebec

MONT-JOLI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - The 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals by the Society for Marine Mammalogy will be held for the first time in Quebec from October 12th to the 16th, 2009. This conference is organized in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, based at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, the Group for research and education on marine mammals (GREMM) and other Quebec marine mammal research organizations. Some 2,000 participants are expected mostly from North America, but also from several places around the world.

This event provides a unique opportunity to learn about the most recent international scientific research being conducted in areas related to marine mammals, to share management practices and to discover examples of marine mammal education and awareness raising activities.

It is also a great opportunity to find out about the high-level of research on marine mammals that is being conducted in Quebec the home of many organizations dedicated to research, protecting marine mammals and raising public awareness.

For more information on the conference, visit www.marinemammalscience.org under Conference.

Other sites of interest:

- Marine Mammal Research in Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada): www.osl.gc.ca/mm/en/index.html

- Group for research and education on marine mammals (GREMM): www.gremm.org/

- St. Lawrence National Institute on Ecotoxicology (SLINE): www.inesl.org/

- Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS): www.rorqual.com/english/index.html

- Ocean Research and Education Society (English only): www.ores.ch/

- Faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal: www.medvet.umontreal.ca/pathologie_microbiologie/beluga/francais/default.asp

- Whales on-Line: www.whales-online.net/indexe.html

Contact Information

  • For more information or to get an accreditation:
    Karina Laberge
    Communications advisor
    418-775-0769