2017 Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop Program Schedule
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Thank you for attending!

Friday, January 27, 2017

9:30 - 10:00 - Arrival and Registration
10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome: Tennyson Oyler, Pacific Life Foundation President
10:15 - 12:30 - New Technologies for Marine Mammal Research
- Lead: John Hildebrand, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance
- Shaili Johri, University of Washington
- Ted Cranford, San Diego State University
12:30 - 1:45 - Lunch and Networking
1:45 - 4:00 - Marine Mammal Veterinary Medicine: Current Issues, Ideas, and Research
- Lead: Claire Simeone, The Marine Mammal Center
- Jody Westberg, Sea World
- Tenaya Norris, The Marine Mammal Center
- Fernando R. Elorriaga-Verplancken, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas from Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CICIMAR-IPN)
- Lorraine Barbosa, California Wildlife Center
4:00 - 5:30 - Poster Session (upstairs for hors d'oeuvres and sunset viewing)
5:30 - Dinner and Networking
**Our apologies as Dr. Sam Ridgway will no longer be able to attend**
Video presentation of tagged blue, fin and humpback whales collected by John Calambokidis

Saturday, January 28, 2017

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 - Conservation Issues in Marine Mammal Science
- Lead: Dave Weller, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
- Barbara Taylor, NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center
- Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Regional Office
- John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective
12:00 - 1:30 - Lunch & Keynote Address
- John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective
1:30 - 3:30 - Social Media and Communications Hot Topics
- Lead: Sarah Wilson Finstuen, SCMMW Coordinator
- Ted Cheeseman, Happywhale
- Alisa Schulman-Janiger, American Cetacean Society - LA, Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project
- Dave Bader, Aquarium of the Pacific
- Susan Poulton, The Franklin Institute
3:30 - 3:45 - Concluding Remarks
3:45 - 4:00 - Evaluations
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