APU was well represented at the 50th anniversary of the Conference of the Biology of Marine Mammals! According to Professor Leslie Cornick Ph.D., there were 9 students and alumni attending, and 5 out of that number gave presentations!
The topics covered by APU presentations were diverse and fascinating! One of the presenters, Chayo Fuentes, presented a poster on man-made contaminants found in live southern sea otters. Another student presented about killer whale vocalizations.
It was a huge international conference, and a great opportunity for students to mingle with experts in their field of study! Professor Cornick enthusiatically described the conference, stating that, “The 2015 Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in San Francisco was the largest gathering of marine mammal scientists in the Society’s history, with over 2500 delegates from around the world. APU’s Marine Physiological Ecology Lab (MPEL) was well represented. It was an exciting conference and I was so proud of the MPEL team!”