The 2014 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS) will take place March 28-30, 2014 in Wilmington, NC and will be hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

SEAMAMMS is a regional, student-oriented scientific marine mammal meeting. Preference will be given to marine mammal research conducted in the mid-Atlantic and southeast US or conducted by students in the same region. Other topics will be considered as space is available.


Registration Form (PDF) : Download, print, and mail with payment.

Please note that early registration ends March 15, 2014.



Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due by 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Early abstract submissions are always helpful! Authors will be notified by Friday, February 28th (at the latest) regarding the status of her/his presentation.

Maximum poster size will be 4’ x 4’. Each individual may present only a single poster or oral presentation. Oral presenters will be allowed a 15 minute slot, and should aim for 12 minute presentations allowing time for questions. Awards will be given for best student poster and best student oral presentation.

Abstracts must be submitted in the format shown below.

Email the abstract and related information as an attachment (MS Word - preferred method) to William McLellan Please make the subject line of the message "SEAMAMMS ABSTRACT your last name”. If you have questions please email Bill.

Format for Abstract Submissions and Related Information:

Name • Affiliation • Mailing Address • E-mail

Student? Y or N • Preferred Presentation Format?  Oral or Poster

If you indicated Oral, would you be willing to present in poster format if so designated? Y or N

Abstracts must be prepared as follows (please use Arial 12pt font):

First Line: Title

Second Line: Author(s) – use full first name and middle initial (or preferred name and initial as in D. Ann Pabst) for three or fewer authors, First initial and last name only for more than three authors

Third Line: Author affiliation(s) -- For different author affiliations, use numbered superscripts.

Fourth Line: Body of Abstract--single spaced (not to exceed 300 words)


Description of a species of Delphinus which appears to be new.

Montagu, G.

Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburg, Scotland

With numerous Teeth, closely connected, truncated, and on a level with the gums: In form resembling the Dolphin.






lodging symbolThere are many events going on in Wilmington and on campus so we suggest making reservations ASAP. We have not blocked rooms at any specific hotel but have arranged for special rates at these hotels.

Please call and book your own rooms. These rates are held under “SEAMAMMS” and/or “UNCW Rate”, so please let the desk attendant know. All locations are within a couple of miles of UNCW.

    If you have issues with hotel reservations please email Bill-




Schedule and Events

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Friday, March 28

Saturday, March 29

Sunday, March 30

2:00-5:30 PM Registration

- Dobo Hall

8:00 AM Registration - McNeill Hall

Session 4 -McNeill Hall

8:45 AM Doors Open

6:00-8:00 PM Registration- Madeline Suite


Icebreaker- Madeline Suite

8:45 AM Welcome: Opening Remarks


9:00 AM Bort et al

9:15 AM Pentree et al

9:30 AM Phillips et al

9:45 AM Karniski et al

10:00 AM Hairr

  Session 1 - McNeill Hall 10:15 AM Break

9:00 AM Nekolny et al

9:15 AM Wallen et al.

9:30 AM Karle et al.

9:45 AM Ermak et al.

10:00 AM Cummings et al.

11:00 AM Awards

11:15 AM Business Meeting
  10:15 AM Break  

Session 2 - McNeil Hall



10:45 AM Revels et al.

11:00 AM Keenan-Bateman et al.

11:15 AM Montey et al.

11:30 AM Arthur et al.

11:45 AM Lonati et al.

  12:00 PM Lunch - Wagoner Hall  
  Session 3 - McNeil Hall  

1:00 PM Krotz et al.

1:30 PM Brewer et al.

1:45 PM Ferrante et al.

2:00 PM Powell et al.


2:15 PM Poster Session

Dobo Hall

  Special Session- McNeil Hall  

4:15 PM Tt UME Past, Present and Future

McLellan, Fauquier, Wells and Read


5:15 PM Discussion


6:30-9:00 PM Banquet

Madeline Suite




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