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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.


The deadline for abstract submissions is February 12 (midnight), and notification of acceptance should take no more than two weeks. Accepted abstracts and the presentation schedule will be posted on this site prior to the conference.

You may register for the conference at any time, but to get the early registration discount, registration forms must be postmarked by March 1.  Click on the link above to register.

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 (ryoung@coastal.edu).

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, March 23

  • 4:30-6:00 Registration
  • 6:00-9:00 Icebreaker

Saturday, April 2

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-10:15 Welcome and Keynote Address
  • 10:30-12:30 Oral Presentations
  • 4:00-6:00 Poster Session
  • 6:30-9:00 Banquet

Sunday, April 3

  • 8:30-12:00 Oral Presentations, followed by awards and business meeting