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Abstract Deadline 1 December

Just two more days to submit abstracts for the 2018 meeting!  Instructions to submit – click here.  Please continue reading for a message from the 2018 Local Committee! 

Dear all,
The deadline for submitting abstracts is quickly approaching, you have until Friday to submit your abstracts!
Besides the interactions with other seabird biologists from around the world, at the conference in La Paz you will enjoy an icebreaker in the Whale Museum, a poster session at the Cultural Center, and a beach party!
We have confirmed 5  fantastic plenary speakers: Dr. Enriqueta Velarde from Universidad de Veracruz; Dr. Juan Esteban Martinez Gomez, from Instituto de Ecologia-CONACYT; Dr. Steve Votier, from University of Exeter; Dr. Robert Pittman from NOAA; and Dr. Michael Brooke, from University of Cambridge.
We have also organised an open talk at Juarez Theater, where Dr. Enriqueta Velarde will share her experiences working with seabirds in Mexico.
Furthermore, we have arranged for field-trips to swim with whale-sharks, a tour around Espiritu Santo Island and swimming with sea-lions, a whale-watching trip to Bahia Magdalena (where you will also see dolphins, turtles, and of course, seabirds), and a birding trip to the mountains, where you can see the endemic species of Sierra La Laguna. More information at:
For companions and guests, there will be yoga lessons on the beach in front of Hotel Perla and Stand-up Paddleboards available for rent at nearby Harker restaurant.
Hotel rooms have filled quickly. The available options now are the Seven Crown Hotels, either at the malecon or the city center. Please make sure you book immediately as February is high season and rooms go quickly. I highly recommend you book your rooms by December 7th. More information at:
During the conference in La Paz, we will organize a photo auction, where people can bid for spectacular photos, printed on different sizes. Any photographer willing to donate one or two photos for this event, will support the travel awards for future conferences. Please contact me directly for further information or if you would like to donate a photo.
Looking forward to seeing you all in La Paz!
On behalf of the Local Committee,
Yuri Albores​

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