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Eight students and researchers from Georgetown University presented at the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium in Conway, South Carolina from April 1st-3rd. Undergraduate Psychology Honors student Kristen Hovis received an award for Best Student Poster for her work entitled, "Quantifying the Rate of Fission-Fusion."

The titles and authors on the other presentations are listed below. * denotes oral presentation.

*Snapshot or movie: How sampling methods bias dolphin social network metrics.
Stanton, M., Mann, J., Gibson, Q., Sargeant, B., Bejder, L. & Singh, L.

Predation risk and birth seasonality in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.
Cotter, A. & Mann, J.

A comparison of observational sampling methods for measuring activity budgets of wild dolphins.
Gallagher, L., Mann, J., Foroughirad, V. & Waston-Capps, J.

Does provisioning affect calf mortality and activity budgets in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Australia?
Foroughirad, V. & Mann, J.

Going with the flow?: The relationship between sponge foraging dolphins (Tursiops sp.) and tidal current.
Barnao, J., Patterson, E., Sargeant, B. & Mann, J.

*The Lipid and Fatty Acid Composition of Cetacean Blow.
Patterson, E., Teter, B., Krzyszczyk, E., Hunter, S., Ginsburg, A. & Mann, J.

Synchrony and Development in Bottlenose Dolphins.
Sidhu, N. & Mann, J.

Quantifying the Rate of Fission-Fusion.
Hovis, K., Stanton, M., Mann, J. & Ryan, R.

Best Undergraduate Poster Award Winner Kristen Hovis

"Dolphins of Shark Bay" Documentary to Premiere in the USA!

The Dolphins of Shark Bay will premiere to American audiences on Sunday, April 10th at 7pm ET/PT on Animal Planet as part of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.