CARMMHA team members had a strong showing at the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Here is a list of presentations and posters with CARMMHA co-authors.

World Marine Mammal Science Conference

Radiographic assessment of pectoral fin bone maturation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), as a novel technique to accurately estimate chronological age.
Ashley Barratclough, Roberto Sanz-Requena, Luis Marti-Bonmati, Todd Schmitt, Eric Jensen, Daniel Garcia Parraga

Practical tools for assessing extrapolation in models of cetacean abundance.
Phil Bouchet, David Miller, Jason Roberts, Laura Mannocci, Catriona Harris, Len Thomas

Population-level impacts of natural and anthropogenic causes of death in Main Hawaiian Islands monk seals
Jason Baker, Albert Harting, Michelle Barbieri, Tracy Mercer, Thea Johanos, Stacie Robinson, Charles Littnan, Kathleen Colegrove, David Rotstein

Veterinary Expert System for Outcome Prediction (VESOP): A Bayesian model to predict changes in cetacean population vital rates from measures of individual health. Lori Schwacke, Len Thomas, Cynthia Smith, Greg Bossart, Louise Burt, Sylvain De Guise, Forrest Gomez, Marilyn Mazzoil, Jeanine Morey, Teresa Rowles, Eric Stolen, Forrest Townsend, Randall Wells

Bottlenose dolphins and red tide harmful algal blooms: Are patterns of dolphin responses emerging from repeated events? Randall Wells, Katherine McHugh, Elizabeth Berens McCabe, Jason Allen, Aaron Barleycorn, Shauna McBride-Kebert, Christina Toms, Reny Tyson Moore, Krystan A. Wilkinson, Carolyn Cush, Kim Bassos- Hull, Gretchen Lovewell, Sam Rossman, David Mann, Lisa Schwarz

New diagnostic techniques to characterize fetal, placental, and maternal health in bottlenose dolphins following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Cynthia Smith, Forrest Gomez, Marina Ivancic, Whitney Musser, Ashley Barratclough, Jenny Meegan, Sophia Waitt, Abraham Cárdenas Llerenas, Eric Jensen, Teresa Rowles, Veronica Cendejas, Eric Zolman, Brian Balmer, Todd Speakman, Brian Quigley, Forrest Townsend, Randall Wells, Lori Schwacke

Perinate bottlenose dolphin mortality following the Northern Gulf of Mexico unusual mortality event Alissa Deming, Ruth H. Carmichael

An evaluation of Mahalanobis distance as a method to detect behavioural response in marine mammals from tag data Dr. Claire Charlton, Rhianne Ward, Robert McCauley, Robert L. Brownell, Chandra Salgado Kent, Stephen Burnell Katherine Whyte, Stacy DeRuiter, Catriona Harris, Patrick Miller, Deborah Russell, Gordon Hastie, Len Thomas

Changes in bottlenose dolphin immune functions associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico, a recurrence? Sylvain De Guise, Milton Levin, Lindsay Jasperse, Erika Gebhard, Jean Herrman, Cynthia Smith, Forrest Townsend, Randall Wells, Brian Balmer, Eric Zolman, Theresa Rowles, Lori Schwacke

Quantifying the response of Blainville’s beaked whales to Naval sonar exercises in Hawaii Eiren Jacobson, Elizabeth Henderson, Cornelia Oedekoven, Stephanie Watwood, David Moretti, Len Thomas

X Marks the spot: Suspected broadhead arrow injuries in two bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the Alabama Coast. Merri Collins, Alissa Deming, David Rotstein, Jason Byrd, Ruth H. Carmichael

Assessment of sublethal cardiac injury in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Gulf of Mexico following exposure to Deepwater Horizon oil associated chemicals
Forrest Gomez, Kathleen Colegrove, Sharon Huston, Adonia Hsu, Barb Linnehan, Ryan Takeshita, Whitney Musser, Craig Harms, Teresa Rowles, Eric Zolman, Brian Balmer, Forrest Townsend, Randall Wells, Lori Schwacke, Eric Jensen, Cynthia Smith

Behavioral responses of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to changes in salinity within the Barataria Basin in Louisiana
Ryan Takeshita, Brian Balmer, Eric Zolman, Len Thomas, Randall Wells, Teresa Rowles, Lori Schwacke

Fine-scale 3-D whale movement: A simulation model to assess the impact of noise exposure to naval exercises in range.
Ruth Joy, John Joseph, Robert Schick, Tetyana Margolina, Michael Dowd, Len Thomas

Phocine distemper outbreak in phocid seals off the United States east coast in 2018-2019.
Tracey Goldstein, Lynda Doughty, Deborah Fauquier, Kathleen Colegrove, David Rotstein, Jeremiah Saliki, Susan Sanchez, Wendy Puryear, Mainity Batista Linhares, Jonathan Runstaedler, Kaitlin Sawatzki, Joan Smyth, Dominique Walk, Inga Sidor, Lindsey Jones, Ashley Stokes, Misty Niemeyer, Bogomolni Andrea, Janelle Shuh, Lisa Becker, Maxine Montello, Robert DiGiovanni Jr., Jay Pagel, Kate Shaffer, Katie Pugliares- Bonner, Amanda Weschler, Suzanne Thurman, Alex Costidis, Kimberly Murray, Ainsley Smith, Steffi Muller, Brett Smith, Manjunatha Belaganahalli, Denise Greig, Teresa Rowles

Mother-offspring and sibling whistle comparisons in bottlenose dolphins
Laela Sayigh, Adriana Rozas, Randall Wells, Vincent Janik

Seasonal and spatial occurrence of Brucella ceti in stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from South Carolina, USA waters (Poster)
Wayne McFee, David Wu, Lori Schwacke, Kathleen Colegrove, Andrew Meredith, Robert Young

Health parameters of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in various salinity environments within the Barataria Basin, Louisiana (Poster)
Teresa Rowles, Ryan Takeshita, Cynthia Smith, Forrest Gomez, Brian Balmer, Lori Schwacke, Erin Fougeres

Thank you to Milton Levin for taking these great photos of our team!

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