ECS Webinar 2021


At the ECS we believe it is important for the marine mammal scientific community, not only in Europe but worldwide, to stay in touch during the corona pandemic. Our first ever ECS webinar was a great success!

ECS WEBINAR 15-19 March 2021

Monday, 15 March

Welcome presentation to the webinar, by Dr. Joan Gonzalvo, Chair of the European Cetacean Society


Are all marine mammals affected by climate change?, by Camille Albouy –IFREMER, Unité Ecologie et Modèles pour l'Halieutique, EMH

Cetaceans as oceanic engineers, by Dr. Heidi Pearson – Department of Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Southeast

446 people attended

Tuesday, 16 March

Impacts of disturbances on marine populations – the importance of animal movements and energetics, by Dr. Jacob Nabe-Nielsen –  Department of Bioscience, Section for Marine Mammal Research, Aarhus University


Porpoise conservation from science to regulation – basic principles illustrated by German wind farm developments, by Dr. Michael Dähne – German Oceanographic Museum


Studying the environment and ecology of the deep diving elephant seals: 20 years of sensors development, by Dr. Christophe Guinet - Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, CNRS-La Rochelle Université

363 people attended

Wednesday, 17 March

Cetacean conservation: why maths matters, by Dr. Greg Donovan

50 years of learning from the bottlenose dolphins of Sarasota Bay, by Dr. Randall S. Wells - Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

380 people attended

Thursday, 18 March

Cetacean tourism: It takes time and space, by Dr. Rochelle Constantine – School of Biological Sciences and Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland

Narwhals in peril, by Professor Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen, Greenland Institute for Natural Resources

Killer whales of the Strait of Gibraltar, an endangered subpopulation showing a disruptive behaviour, by Dr. Ruth Esteban – Madeira Whale Museum

350 people attended

Friday, 19 March (Students Session)

Temporal acoustic occurrence of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) off western Ireland, by Cynthia Barile – Marine and Freshwater Research Centre - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Deep-diving beaked whales dive together but forage apart, by Jesús Alcázar-Treviño – BIOECOMAC, Departamento de Biología Animal, Edafología y Geología. Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)

Fishing practices affect the behavioural budget of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Montenegro, South Adriatic Sea, by Laura Rudd – DMAD – Marine Mammals Research Association

213 people attended