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5th African Marine Mammal Colloquium

August 20, 2018 @ 08:00 - August 23, 2018 @ 17:00

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The 2018 African Marine Mammal Colloquium will tackling new frontiers. For the fifth biennial, the AMMC will be moving out of the Western Cape to another centre of African marine mammal research, Port Elizabeth. In keeping with our theme, we are especially encouraging marine mammal people from elsewhere in Africa to participate.

We already have keen interest from a number people outside of South Africa. Also in keeping with our theme we are encouraging participation from marine mammal conservationists and educators. And finally, we are encouraging presentations on exciting new research fields and techniques.


New frontiers in African marine mammalogy

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission 10th of June 2018
  • Notification of acceptance 30th of June 2018
  • Registration opens 1st of July 2018
  • Early registration closes 1st of August 2018
  • Conference dates 20th – 23rd August 2018

Preliminary programme:

  • Monday 20th August – evening icebreaker
  • Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd August – conference plenaries, presentations, poster sessions and workshops.


  • Early registration fee R2 500
  • Late registration R4 000

This includes a conference pack, lunches, suppers, morning and afternoon refreshments.


If you wish to lead a workshop, please submit an outline on the abstract form by the abstract deadline. Please indicate that it is for a workshop, who the organisers will be and suggest an ideal number of participants.


Please see the abstract submission form. We encourage project leaders to give an overview of their projects.

  • Submissions open the 1st May
  • Submissions close on the 10th June
  • Notification of acceptance by the 30th June

Please submit abstracts to: AMMC.abstracts@gmail.com


  • Dr Yves Cherel (Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, France)
  • Prof Ken Findlay (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Further speakers to be confirmed


Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld
Institute for Coastal and Marine Research, Nelson Mandela University


Information on accommodation, programme details, etc will be forthcoming.

Organising committee:

Greg Hofmeyr – chair (Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld)
Stephanie Plön – scientific chair (Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute,
Nelson Mandela University)
Meredith Thornton (Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria & Dyer Island
Conservation Trust)


August 20, 2018 @ 08:00
August 23, 2018 @ 17:00


Bayworld Oceanarium
23 Beach Road, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, 6013
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 6013 South Africa
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041 584 0650
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