Australian Marine Science Conference Eventranet 2017

Concurrent session 3: S17: Swimming the talk: management of marine megafauna in Australian waters


Chairs: Holly Raudino and Carol Palmer
There are knowledge gaps for most marine megafauna species in Australia and many have an unresolved conservation status. Resources are limited which necessitates prioritisation of effort to those species where management actions will have the greatest on-ground benefit. However, this generally excludes actions that may resolve the conservation status of marine megafauna species. Given increasing pressure to develop northern Australia in particular, resolving the conservation status or at least determination of current population trends of vulnerable coastal species should also be a priority. Presentations are invited on the conservation of marine mega fauna.

  • Session Details
  • LocationBallroom 2, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade
  • Session TimeMonday 3rd July 10:30am to 12:30pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
10:30am to 10:50am A Preliminary Study of the Movement Patterns of False Killer Whales Pseudorca crassidens in Waters of the Northern Territory, Australia. Carol Palmer S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
10:50am to 11:10am Identifying critical habitat for dolphins in North Western Australia Holly Raudino S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
11:10am to 11:30am Distribution and abundance of Dugong in the Northern Territory Rachel Groom S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
11:30am to 11:50am Monitoring and management of sea turtles and other marine megafauna in the Thamarrurr Region - where to from here? David Curmi S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
11:50am to 12:10pm Assessing states of health and disease in stranded green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) Duane March S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters



  • PEPs In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
12:10pm to 12:15pm Spatial distribution patterns in South American in-shore dolphins Ricardo Alvarez PEP Talk