The Museum conference
was held on Friday 20 September 2013 at the Natural History Museum, London.
A day of talks, presentations and readings to celebrate the discoveries, history and achievements made by the scientists monitoring whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings over the past 100 years.
09:30-10:00 Coffee and registration
Michael Dixon, Natural History Museum, London.
10.15-10.30 Sir Sidney Harmer and the early days of strandings
Molly Clery, Natural History Museum, London.
11.00-11.30 Whaling and the Natural History Museum's role in it's
Mark Simmonds, Senior Marine Scientist, Humane Society International
11.30-11.45 Coffee and poster presentations
11.45-12.15 A century and beyond: Cetacean collections at the Natural History
Richard Sabin, Natural History Museum, London.
12.40-13.40 Lunch Please browse a list of local restaurants PDF (48.5 KB)
13.50-14.00 Moby Dick Big Read
Zeb Soanes, Journalist and Broadcaster.
14.00-14.30 The background, aims and outputs of the CSIP, the post-mortem
examination process and how CSIP data helps inform UK
Rob Deaville, Institute of Zoology, London.
14.30-14.55 Investigating chemical and noise pollution in whales and dolphins
Paul Jepson, Institute of Zoology, London.
14.55-15.15 Parasites found in Cetacea
Eileen Harris, Natural History Museum, London.
15.25-15.40 Coffee and poster presentations
15.40-16.00 Working on the strandline: memorable events recorded by the
Strandings Network in Cornwall illustrating the teamwork of
Jan Loveridge, Marine Strandings Network, Cornwall Wildlife Trust
16.00-16.30 The Sea Inside
Philip Hoare, Author, Presenter and Curator.
Phil Rainbow Natural History Museum, London.
16.45-17.45 Wine reception and poster presentations
In 1913, a stranded Cuvier’s Beaked Whale beached on Tralong Beach in County Cork, Ireland, reported to Sir Sydney Harmer, was the first whale recorded by the Natural History's Whale and Dolphin Strandings Scheme.
100 years later, we are proud to continue to monitor strandings, as part of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme.