But at least now I can update you about the 1st National Indonesian Marine Mammal Stranding Workshop. The registration form is finally available here (deadline 15 October 2013). The program blurbs can be read at the Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Stranding Network SEAMMSN website. Herewith I also give you the blurbs:
Programme at a Glance:
Monday, 25th November 2013 evening Opening Ceremony / Dinner
An opening ceremony and dinner will be conducted at the venue on the evening before the workshop, to welcome local and overseas participants. Representatives from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia will open the event. Participants are invited to join the opening ceremony and dinner.
Tuesday, 26th November 2013 First responder workshop
The first day of the workshop shall cover key identifying features of the species most likely to occur in Indonesian and adjacent waters, stranding networks , the basic biology needed to make initial assessments of stranded cetaceans and onshore and in water training for several common live-stranded cetacean scenarios.
Wednesday and Thursday, 27th and 28th November 2013 Veterinary workshop
A series of lectures covering topics including cetacean anatomy, triage, acoustic trauma, by-catch , toxicology and cetacean necropsy procedures. Key note speakers include Dr Simon Northridge (University of St Andrews) for by-catch issues and Dr Pat Fair (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA) for toxicology. A wet lab demonstrating cetacean necropsy procedures is planned but subject to carcass availability.