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Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium

Coastal Carolina University
March 23-25, 2018

The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium will be held at Coastal Carolina University from Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25, 2018. SEAMAMMS is a regional, scientific marine mammal meeting that is open to all presenters and is very student-oriented. Preference will be given to marine mammal research conducted in the mid-Atlantic and southeast US or conducted by students and other researchers from this region.


SEAMAMMS 2018 Presentation Schedule

SEAMAMMS Presentation Abstracts

This year’s keynote address will be by the Smithsonian Institution’s new Curator of Marine Mammals, Dr. Michael McGowen, entitled, “The Evolution of Cetaceans: Phylogenomics, Morphology, and Comparative Biology

All activities will take place on the Coastal Carolina University campus, located 10 miles west of Myrtle Beach, SC. The Myrtle Beach airport is 20-30 minutes away by car. For more information, contact Rob Young (

See the Travel and Lodging page for the location of conference events on campus.

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 23

  • 5:00-6:00 Registration
  • 6:00-9:00 Icebreaker

Saturday, March 24

  • 8:30-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-10:15 Welcome and Keynote Address
  • 10:45-12:15 Oral Presentations
  • 12:15-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-3:00 Oral Presentations
  • 3:15-5:15 Poster Session
  • 6:30-9:00 Banquet

Sunday, March 25

  • 9:00-10:30 Oral Presentations
  • 10:45  awards and business meeting