Subject: ACS conference update (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 10:19:36 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 20:46:34 -0400
From: Mark <birdman@friend.ly.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET>
Subject: ACS conference update

ACS CONFERENCE UPDATE

American Cetacean Society - 1996 Conference -

       WHALES IN TODAY'S WORLD:
       Bridging Science, Policy & People

       November 8-10, 1996
       Double Tree Hotel
       San Pedro, California

ACS continues its tradition of presenting scientific information in an
understandable and accessible format for the public. This conference will
explore some of the complex issues surrounding cetaceans today.  It will
include field researchers, educators, and the public.  Early registration
rates have been extended until November 4, 1996.

Invited speakers and planned topics include:

FUTURE OF WHALING
      Bob Brownell - The Future of the International Whaling Commission.
      Phil Clapham - How Scientists Can Influence Whaling Policy
      TBD - Subsistence or canadian whaling presentation.

WHALES AND HUMANS
      Bernd Wursig - Swim with Dolphin Programs in Nature.
      Mike Glenn - Improvements/Benefits of Captive Environments for Marine
Mammals.
      Ken Balcomb - Potential of Re-releases of Captive Orcas to the Wild.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CRISES
      Dave Wiley - Conflicts Between Marine Mammals and Humans Uses.
      TBD - River dolphins or vaquitas presentation.
      Karen Steuer - Upcoming Legislation in Washington, D.C. re: Marine
Mammals and Crises Concerning Them.

SOUNDS AND STRESSES IN THE SEA
      Christopher Clark - Importance of Acoustics in the Sea.
      Darlene Ketten - Hearing and Hearing Diseases in Whales.
      Carol Carlson - Spread and Potential Impact of Whale-Watching on
Whales Worldwide.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: Note: Filled as registrations are received, first
come-first served.

Conservation
      How to Integrate Conservation and Science - Dave Wiley
      How to Get Your Voice Heard in D.C. - Karen Steuer
      Cabrillo Marine Cetacean Conservation - Aquarium Staff

Curricula/Education
      ACS Cetacean Curriculum - ACS Education staff
      Stephen Birch Marine Mammal Curriculum - Denise Leone
      Whalewatching as an Effective Teaching Tool - Carole Carlson/Mason
Weinrich
      Academic Prep./Research Opps. for College Students - Bernd Wursig

Technology
      Cetacean Internet Resources - Mark Schilling
      WhaleNet: Student/Scientist Interactive Program - Sue Lafferty
      Nat'l Geo. Crittercam Video Footage and Discussion - Greg Marshall

Reasearch/Issues
      Orca Population in the Pacific Northwest - Ken Balcomb
      Marine Mammal Strandings - John Heyning
      Whale kills and science in the Soviet Union - Bob Brownell
      Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Issues - Mike Glenn

SPECIAL CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
      Poster session on issues related to cetaceans
      Sales of cetaceans and other marine mammals items
      Field trips to local marine mammal facilities
      Friday Night reception hosted by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

FEES (includes registration, reception, and banquet, discount before 11/4/96)
        Non Member     $165      posted after 11/4/96 -   $190
        Member            $145      posted after 11/4/96 -   $170
        Student             $95        posted after 11/4/96 -   $120
        One Day             $80        posted after 11/4/96 -   $125
(banquet and reception not included)

For more information, or to receive a registration packet, send a postcard
to ACS National, P.O. Box 1391, San Pedro, CA 90733, or contact ACS by
e-mail (acs@pobox.com), phone (310) 548-6279, or FAX (310) 548-6950.

Look for current conference info and registration materials on the web at:
    http://www.Friend.ly.Net/user-homepages/b/birdman/acsrgstr.htm

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