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Please notice that due to the recent cancellation of a talk the Wednesday sessions were slightly modified (changes made on 23 March).



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Saturday, 1st April, 08:30-17:00
Workshop 1: Age determination of marine mammals
Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdañsk
Gdynia, Al. Pi³sudskiego 46
Organizers: Fiona Read, Patricia Lastra, Christina Lockyer

Sunday, 2nd April, 09:00-17:00
Workshops 2: Climate Change and Cetaceans in Coastal Ecosystem: Past, Present and Future
Music Theatre,
Gdynia, Plac Grunwaldzki 1
Organizers: Colin MacLeod, Jennifer Learmonth, John Harwood, Graham Pierce

Sunday, 2nd April, 09:00-17:00
Workshops 3: The second ECS workshop on cetacean pathology: dissection techniques and tissue sampling.
Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdañsk
Gdynia, Al. Pi³sudskiego 46
Organizers: Paul Jepson, Manuel Garcia Hartmann, Thierry Jauniaux

Sunday, 2nd April, 09:00-17:00
Workshops 4: Static acoustic monitoring of odontocetes: current issues and developments
Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdañsk
Gdynia, Al. Pi³sudskiego 46
Organizers: Ruth Leeney, Nick Tregenza

Sunday, 2nd April, 09:00-17:00
Workshops 5: Electrophysiological Measures of Hearing in Marine Mammals
Music Theatre,
Gdynia, Plac Grunwaldzki 1
Organizers: Michel Andre, Paul Nachtigall

Sunday, 2nd April, 09:00-17:00
Workshops 6: Europhlukes Photo-Identification Workshop
Hotel Gdynia
Gdynia, Armii Krajowej 22 (opposite the Music Theatre)
Organizers: Eric Pauwels, Peter G.H. Evans


Sunday 2rd April

14:00 - 18:00 Registration in the Music Theatre
20:00  Icebreaker - Restaurant "Kapitan Cook"
           Skwer Kosciuszki, Gdynia

Monday 3rd April

8:30-8:40 Introductory words and practical information
Session 1. Critical Habitats - (I)
8:40-9:00 Praca, E., Gannier, A. & Das, K. SUMMER HABITAT SUITABILITY OF THREE TEUTHOPHAGOUS ODONTOCETES IN THE NORTH WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
9:00-9:20 Simon, M., Reyes Zamudio, M. M., Nuuttila, H. & Evans, P. G. TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL HABITAT PARTITIONING BETWEEN HARBOUR PORPOISES AND BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS
9:20-9:40 Laran, S. & Gannier, A. SPATIOTEMPORAL PREDICTION OF FIN WHALE DISTRIBUTION IN THE LIGURIAN SEA (NW MEDITERRANEAN SEA)
9:40-10:00 Bannon, S.M., MacLeod, C.D. & Pierce, G.J. SPATIO-TEMPORAL VARIATIONS IN HABITAT PREFERENCES OF HARBOUR PORPOISES IN THE WATERS NORTHWEST OF SCOTLAND.
10:00-10:30 Coffee/tea break
10:30-11:00 Official opening
Session 2. Critical Habitats - (II)
11:00-11:40 Invited speaker Peter G. H. EVANS MARINE MAMMALS IN THE EUROPEAN COASTAL ZONE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
11:40-12:00 Bjorge, A. & Graner, F. AN UNEXPECTED EFFECT OF GLOBAL WARMING: INCREASED RISK OF HARBOUR PORPOISE ICE ENTRAPMENT
12:00-12:20 Vincent, C., Gérondeau, M., Barbraud, C., McConnell, B.J., Fedak, M.A. & Ridoux, V. SEASONAL HAULOUT PATTERNS OF THE SOUTHERN MOST COLONY OF EUROPEAN GREY SEALS: COMBINING INDIVIDUAL AND POPULATION-BASED STUDIES
12:20-12:40 Fury, C.A., Ross, G. & Harrison, P. FLOOD EVENTS AND THERE IMPACT ON BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS (TURSIOPS ADUNCUS) HABITAT USE IN TWO ESTUARIES IN AUSTRALIA
12:40-12:50 Presentation of poster slides on related topic
12:50-14:20 Lunch break
Session 3. Conservation and management - Acoustic disturbance/Ship collisions
14:20-14:40 Thomsen, F., Betke, K., Schultz-von Glahn, M. & Piper, W. NOISE DURING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE CONSTRUCTION AND IT'S EFFECTS ON HARBOUR PORPOISES (PHOCOENA PHOCOENA)
14:40-15:00 Ashe, E. & Williams R. KILLER WHALE RESPONSES TO BOATS VARIES WITH BOAT NUMBER: IMPLICATIONS FOR EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN OF VESSEL IMPACT ASSESMENT
15:00-15:20 Firestone, J., Corbett, J.J., Taggart, C.T., Wang, C.F., Lyons, S.B. & Vanderlaan, A.S.M. SHIP COLLISIONS WITH NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES: MODELLING ENCOUNTER PROBABILITIES FOR CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
15:20-15:40 Corbett, J.J., Firestone, J., Taggart, C.T., Wang, C.F., Vanderlaan, A.S.M. & Lyons, S.B. APPLICATION OF SHIP SPEED AND MASS CHARACTERISTICS TO DESCRIBE POTENTIAL SEVERITY OF RISK-BASED SHIP COLLISIONS WITH WHALES
15:40-16:10 Coffee/tea break
Session 4. Conservation and management - acoustic monitoring/surveys
16:10-16:30 Rogan, E. & Philpott, E. PASSIVE ACOUSTIC MONITORING: A TOOL TO INVESTIGATE THE RESPONSE OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS TO PINGERS
16:30-16:50 Swift, R. J. , Gillespie, D. M., Caillat, M., Macleod, K. & Hammond, P. S. PASSIVE ACOUSTIC MONITORING AS A TOOL FOR MONITORING HARBOUR PORPOISE POPULATIONS: PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE SCANS II SURVEYS
16:50-17:10 Reyes Zamudio, M., Simon, M., Evans, P. & Goold, J. T-POD DETECTION AND ACOUSTIC BEHAVIOUR OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS IN CARDIGAN BAY SAC: A COMPARISON BETWEEN VISUAL AND T-POD SURVEYS.
17:10-17:30 Visser, F., Hartman, K.L., Rood, E.J.J. & Hendriks, A.J.E. EFFECTS OF WHALE WATCHING ACTIVITIES ON RISSO’S DOLPHIN RESTING BEHAVIOUR AT THE AZORES
17:30-17:40 Presentation of poster slides on related topics
17:30-19:30 Poster session
Tuesday 4rd April

Session 5. Conservation and management - habitats
8:30-8:50 Sveegaard, S., Joergensen, P.B., Bech, N.I., Teilmann, J. & Rye, J.H. SELECTING SPECIAL AREAS OF CONSERVATION FOR HARBOUR PORPOISES (Phocoena phocoena) IN DENMARK
8:50-9:10 Panigada, S., Zanardelli, M., MacKenzie, M., Donovan, C., Mélin, F. & Hammond, P.S. MODELLING HABITAT PREFERENCES FOR FIN WHALES AND STRIPED DOLPHINS IN THE PELAGOS SANCTUARY (WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA)
9:10-9:30 Murphy, S., Northridge, S. P., Jepson, P. D., Deaville, R. & Reid, R. J. ARE COMMON DOLPHINS IN THE NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC CLOSE TO THEIR CARRYING CAPACITY?
9:30-9:50 Ca?adas, A. & Hammond, P.S. TOWARDS CONSERVATION OF THE SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN (Delphinus delphis) OFF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF SPAIN
9:50-10:00 Presentation of poster slides on related topics
10:00-10:30 Coffee/tea break
Session 6. Conservation and management - populations
10:30-11:10 Invited Speaker
Christina Lockyer
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALLER: A STUDY IN CETACEAN LIFE HISTORY ENERGETICS
11:10-11:30 Lahaye, V., Bustamante, P., Dabin W., Das, K., Holsbeek, L., Law, R.J., Rogan, E., Pierce, G.J. & Caurant, F. COASTAL POPULATIONS OF SMALL CETACEANS ARE LESS EXPOSED TO TOXIC METALS THAN OCEANIC ONES IN EUROPEAN WATERS
11:30-11:50 Fortuna, C.M., Mackelworth, P.C., Wiemann, A. & Hammond, P.S. SURVIVAL ESTIMATES OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS (TURSIOPS TRUNCATUS) IN KVARNERIC (CROATIA)
11:50-12:10 Jauniaux, T., Brenez, C., Das, K., Haelters, J. & Coignoul, F. BY-CAUGHT CETACEANS STRANDED ALONG THE BELGIAN AND NORTHERN FRANCE COASTLINE: ARE THEY A GOOD CONTROL POPULATION?
12:10-12:30 Workshop report 1
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
Session 7. Conservation and management - Fishery regulations
14:00-14:20 Stenback, J., Amundin, M., Poulsen, L. R., Desportes, G., Larsen, F., Petersen, N. K., Bj?rge, A., Bylund, K., Eskesen, I., Eriksen, N., Ingversen, S., Jepsen, T. B., Kindt-Larsen, L. & Vanman, C. COMPARISON OF THE REACTION OF WILD HARBOUR PORPOISES EXPOSED TO AN ARRAY OF INTERACTIVE PINGERS AND AQUAMARK 100's
14:20-14:40 Brotons, J.M., Munilla, Z., Grau, A.M. & Rendell, L.E. ARE PINGERS EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS AND ARTISANAL FISHERIES AROUND THE BALEARIC ISLANDS?
14:40-15:00 Leeney, R.H., Berrow, S. , McGrath, D. & Cosgrove, R. EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF PELAGIC TRAWL PINGERS ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS TURSIOPS TRUNCATUS
15:00-15:20 Kuklik, I. & Skóra, K.E. IMPACT OF FISHERIES LEGISLATION ON THE RESEARCH OF HARBOUR PORPOISE BYCATCH IN POLAND AS DEMONSTRATED BY EC BYCATCH REGULATION
15:20-15:30 Presentation of poster slides on related topics
15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea break
Session 8. Acoustics - vocal behaviour
16:00-16:20 Blackwell, S.B., Greene, C.R. Jr. & Richardson, W.J. BOWHEAD WHALE (BALAENA MYSTICETUS) MIGRATION AND CALLING BEHAVIOUR IN THE ALASKAN BEAUFORT SEA IN AUTUMN 2001-2004 SHOWN BY PASSIVE ACOUSTIC LOCALIZATION.
16:20-16:40 Shapiro, A.D., Tyack, P.L. & Solow, A.R. ANALYSIS OF SPERM WHALE ORIENTATION RESPONSE TO CONTROLLED EXPOSURE OF SONAR.
16:40-17:00 Filatova, O.A., Burdin, A.M. & Hoyt, E. VOCAL DIALECTS AND POPULATION STRUCTURE IN KILLER WHALES OF EASTERN KAMCHATKA.
17:00-17:20 Ludwig, S., Corsten, A. & Knoll, M. ACOUSTIC DETECTION OF MARINE MAMMALS WITH DIFFERENT SONAR SYSTEMS.
17:20-17:30 Presentation of poster slides on related topics
17:30-19:30 Poster session 2
20:00-22:00 Video night Music Theatre, Skwer Kosciuszki Str.


Wednesday 5th April

Session 9. Feeding
8:30-8:50 Santos, M.B., Pierce, G.J., Ieno, E.N., Addink, M., Smeenk, C., Kinze, C.C., Iverson, M. & Lockyer , C. TRENDS IN DIET OF HARBOUR PORPOISES (Phocoena phocoena) IN THE EASTERN NORTH SEA
8:50-9:10 Meissner, A.M. & Ridoux, V. FEEDING STRATEGY OF STRIPED DOLPHINS IN A NEAR SHORE AREA
9:10-9:30 Teloni V., Jonhson, M.P., Madsen P.T. & Miller P.J.O. FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF MALE SPERM WHALES OFF NORTHERN NORWAY
9:30-9:50 Jaume-Schinkel, M.S., Gendron D., Urbán, J. & Aguí?iga S. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FEEDING HABITS OF FIN WHALE AND BRYDE'S WHALE IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA USING STABLE NITROGEN AND CARBON ISOTOPES
9:50-10:10 Walton, M.J. & Pomeroy, P.P. TRANSFER OF FATTY ACIDS FROM MOTHER TO PUP IN GREY SEALS (Halichoerus grypus)
10:10-10:20 Presentation of poster slides on related topics (E1 - E8 & F1 - F15)
10:20-10:50 Coffee/tea break
Session 10. Stock ID/distribution
10:50-11:30 Invited speaker
Alex Aquilar:
PRE-EXTINCTION: THE CASE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL
11:30-11:50 Galatius, A. & Kinze, C. C. DIFFERENCES IN TIMING OF SEXUAL MATURITY IN DANISH AND GREENLANDIC HARBOUR PORPOISES (PHOCOENA PHOCOENA): VARYING LEVELS OF PAEDOMORPHOSIS?
11:50-12:10 Särnblad, A., Danbolt, M., Dalén, L., Berggren, P. & Amir, O. POPULATION STRUCTURE AND PHYLOGENETIC PLACEMENT OF INDO-PACIFIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS (TURSIOPS ADUNCUS) OFF ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA
12:10-12:30 Barrett-Lennard, L. G. & Matkin, C. O. THE ROLE OF CULTURAL INNOVATION IN THE EVOLUTIONARY RADIATION OF CETACEANS
12:30-12:40 Presentation of poster slides on related topics (SD1 - SD24)
12:40-14:30 Lunch break
12:45-13:30 Annual Student Meeting in the auditorium
Session 11. New Technics (I)
14:30-14:50 André, M., Coatanhay, A., Gervaise, C., Gracia, J., Delory, E. & van der Schaar, M. ACOUSTIC RELEASE OF GAS BUBBLES TO PREVENT CETACEAN ENTANGLEMENT IN FISHING NETS
14:50-15:10 Rendell, L.E., Schulz, T. & Whitehead, H. A DYNAMIC HYDROPHONE ARRAY FOR STUDYING UNDERWATER VOCAL BEHAVIOUR
15:10-15:30 Lonergan, M. & McConnell B. A SIMPLE METHOD TO EXTRACT ANIMAL'S PATHS FROM NOISY DATA (DEMONSTRATED ON GREY SEALS).
15:30-15:40 Presentation of poster slides on related topics
15:40-16:10 Coffee/tea break
Session 12. New Technics (II)
16:10-16:30 Vanman, C., Bogomolni, A., Moore, M.J. & Touhey, K. WHO, WHERE, WHEN AND HOW - THE SPATIO-TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION AND OCEANOGRAPHIC CORRELATIONS OF STRANDINGS IN A HOTSPOT REGION.
16:30-16:50 Rubio-Cisneros, N.T., Morin, P.A., Mesnick, S.L., Gendron, D., Nestler, A., Robertson, K.M. & Jaquet, N. DEVELOPMENT OF THE ZFX / ZFY 5?-EXONUCLEASE ASSAY, A NEW TOOL FOR SEX DETERMINATION IN CETACEANS AND ITS APPLICATION TO SPERM WHALES IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA.
16:50-17:10 Rokicki J., Kijewska, A., Kuklik, I. ¦wi±tecka A. PCR METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF NEMATODES FROM SUPERFAMILY ASCARIDOIDEA
18:00 - 19:00 Unveiling of the statue of the harbour porpoise on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the City of Gdynia and the 20th Conference of the ECS
Skwer Kosciuszki Str.
20:00 - 0:00 20th Conference of the ECS - anniversary reception
Restaurant "CoCo" - Silver Screen


Thursday 6th April

Session 13. Surveys/Abundance (I)
9:00-9:20 Macleod, K., Scheidat, M. & Hammond, P. TAKING STOCK OF EUROPEAN CETACEANS: THE SCANS-II SURVEYS
9:20-9:40 Gomez de Segura, A., Hammond, P.S., Ca?adas, A. & Raga, J.A. VALIDATING THE USE OF SPATIAL MODELS TO ESTIMATE CETACEAN ABUNDANCE
9:40-10:00 Karlsson, O. & Helander, B. COUNTING THE INVISIBLE. A COMPARISON BETWEEN ESTIMATES OF THE SIZE OF THE BALTIC GREY SEAL POPULATION DERIVED FROM TRADITIONAL COUNTS DURING MOULT AND PHOTO-IDENTIFICATION USING MARK RECAPTURE TECHNIQUE.
10:00-10:10 Presentation of poster slides on related topics
10:10-10:40 Coffee/tea break
Session 14. Surveys/Abundance (II)
10:40-11:20 Invited speaker:
Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara
CONSERVING CETACEANS IN A SEA OF UNCERTAINTIES
11:20-11:40 Piper, W., Laczny, M. & Thomsen, F. ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF HARBOUR PORPOISES (Phocoena phocoena) IN THE CENTRAL GERMAN BIGHT DURING 2002-2004
11:40-12:00 Abt, K. & Siebert, U. HARBOUR PORPOISES IN THE NORTH SEA: PEAK STRANDING NUMBERS IN THE SOUTH IN YEARS OF FOOD SHORTAGE IN THE NORTH - EVIDENCE OF OCCASIONAL MASS MIGRATION?
12:00-12:20 Verborgh, P., De Stephanis, R., Pérez, S., Sanchez, A. & Guinet, C. POPULATION ESTIMATION AND SURVIVAL RATE OF LONG-FINNED PILOT WHALES (Globicephala melas) IN THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE MARITIME TRAFFIC
12:20 - 13:50 Lunch break
Session 15. Medicine/Diseases
13:50-14:10 Deaville, R., Patterson, T., Baker, J., Ross, H., Simpson, V., Monies, B., Reid, B., Penrose, R., Sabin, R., Muir, A., Perkins, M., Turk, S., Cunningham, A. & Jepson, P. TRENDS IN CAUSES OF MORTALITY IN HARBOUR PORPOISES (PHOCOENA PHOCOENA) STRANDED IN UK WATERS (1990-2004).
14:10-14:30 Siebert, U., Wohlsein, P., Fonfara, S., Lehnert, K., Müller, G., Hasselmeier, I. & Baumgärtner, W. ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH STATUS OF HARBOUR SEALS (Phoca vitulina) FROM GERMAN WATERS AROUND TWO PHOCINE DISTEMPER VIRUS MASS MORTALITIES
14:30-14:50 Raverty, S., Gaydos, J. & Hanson, M.B. EPIDEMIOLOGIC AND PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS OF KILLER WHALES (Orcinus orca) STRANDED 1944-2003
14:50-15:00 Workshops report - 2
15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea break
Session 16. Medicine/Diseases
15:30-15:50 Castinel, A., Duignan, P.J., Donald, J., Pomroy, W.E., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Chilvers, B.L. & Wilkinson, I.S. PATHOGENIC ROLE OF THE HOOKWORM UNCINARIA SPP IN NEW ZEALAND SEA LION (Phocarctos hookeri) PUPS: EFFECT ON GROWTH AND BLOOD PARAMETERS
15:50-16:10 Stockin, K.A., Law, R.J., Duignan, P.J., Meynier, L., Thompson, E. & Orams, M.B. TRACE ELEMENTS, PCBS AND ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES IN TISSUES OF COMMON DOLPHINS (Delphinus sp.) STRANDED IN THE HAURAKI GULF, NEW ZEALAND.
16:10-16:30 Duignan, P.J., Geschke, K., Stone, G., Teilmann, J., Hutt, A., Suisted, R., Russell,K., Jones, G.W., Cockrem, J. & Yoshinaga, A. MONITORING HEALTH AND STRESS INDICES IN HECTOR'S DOLPHINS CAPTURED FOR SATELLITE TELEMETRY IN NEW ZEALAND
16:45-18:30 Annual General Meeting
20:00-23:00 Banquet in "Pan Tadeusz" (20:00 - take off, 20:30 - banquet)
23:00-04:00 Dancing in "Pan Tadeusz"


Friday, 7th April

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