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 1:30pm to 3:10pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
1:30pm to 1:50pm The trophic role of a large marine predator, the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier Luciana Ferreira S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
1:50pm to 2:10pm Using environmental drivers to model blue whale acoustic detection variability Gary Truong S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
2:10pm to 2:30pm The spatial and temporal distribution of humpback whale calves in the Ningaloo Marine Park Lyn Irvine S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
2:30pm to 2:50pm Sources of Variation in Cetacean Blubber Hormone Levels: Implications for Management of Post-mortem Sampling Fletcher Mingramm S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
2:50pm to 3:10pm Photo-id studies using spot patterns of whale sharks - are they pointless? Mark Meekan S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters