The 15th South African Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS15) will be held in the Konservatorium Building, Department of Music, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa over 15-18 July 2014 with the overall theme ‘Waves of Change – a Southern African Perspective’.
A Special Session entitled ‘Seabird Science and Conservation in Southern Africa’ will be held at SAMSS15. Accepted papers dealing with aspects of procellariiform seabirds are listed below.
Daniel Danckwerts: The trophic ecology of the Endangered endemic Barau’s Petrel (Pterodroma baraui) at Réunion Island, South-western Indian Ocean
Bokamaso Lebepe: Hook Pods: silver lining for seabirds in pelagic longline fisheries
Bronwyn Maree: Significant reductions in mortality of threatened seabirds in a South Africa trawl fishery
Dominic Rollinson: Diving behaviour of White-chinned Petrels and its relevance for mitigating longline bycatch
Stefan Schoombie: Breeding success and foraging ecology of Sooty and Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses on Marion Island
Ross Wanless: Tracking changes for managing tuna longline bycatch on the high seas
A Light-mantled Sooty Albatross guards its chick
Photograph by Rowan Treblico
With thanks to Ross Wanless for information
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 9 June 2014