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 3:40pm to 5:00pm


  • Presentations In This Session.
Date & Time Title Speaker Theme
3:40pm to 4:00pm Utilizing drone technology to assess leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchling fitness in Papua Barat, Indonesia Ricardo Tapilatu S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters
4:00pm to 4:20pm Legacy pollutants in ports, PFAS and its implications for dolphins Sam Gaylard S17: Swimming the Talk: Management of Marine Megafauna in Australian Waters