The New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust was one of the sponsors for the biggest Marine Mammal Conference the Southern Hemisphere has ever seen. This was the first time the Society for Marine Mammalogy chose to hold its Biennial Conference in our part of the world.
Needless to say, the NZ Whale & Dolphin Trust was all over this conference. Our Trustees Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson were closely involved with the organisation of the conference. Liz was the Chair of the Conference Organising Committee and Steve put together the Conference Program. Research sponsored by the Trust featured in 6 talks and 10 posters presented at the conference.