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Watkins Memorial Marine Mammal Bioacoustics Symposium

"Watkins' Legacy"

Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

Photo by William Watkins

One of the founding fathers of marine mammal bioacoustics, William A. Watkins, carried out pioneering work in marine mammal bioacoustics for more than four decades, laying the groundwork for the present day field. Ten years after his passing, this field has become increasingly important for both basic and applied research on marine mammals. This event will honor his legacy.

Introduction by Michael Moore & Laela Sayigh

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Karen Moore Dourdeville
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

G. Carleton Ray
Research Professor of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia

Douglas Wartzok
Provost Emeritus
Professor of Biology
Florida International University

Robert Gisiner
Director for Marine Environmental Science and Biology
International Association of Geophysical Contractors

Peter Tyack
Professor of Marine Mammal Biology
University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Full Symposium

Find information about the full symposium taking place March 27 – 29, 2015 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum here.