2011 Conferences

31st International Sea Turtle Symposium
March 12-16, 2011
San Diego, CA USA

Conference Abstracts

Berube M., Dunbar S.G., Rützler K., and Hayes W. Home range and foraging ecology of juvenile hawdsbill sea turtles around Roatan, Honduras. 31st International Sea Turtle Symposium. 10-16, April, 2011. San Diego, California

Dunbar S.G., and Ito, H. Recognition of juvenile hawksbills (Eretmochelys imbricata) through face scale digitization and automated searching. 31st International Sea Turtle Symposium. 10-16, April, 2011. San Diego, California

Dunbar, S.G., Salinas, L., and Castellanos, S. Community partnership in understanding population changes of “Tortuga Golfina” (Lepidochelys olivacea) on the south coast of Honduras. 31st Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 12-15 April, 2011. San Diego, California

Conference Pictures

students
The ProTECTOR research group: (L - R) Haruka Ito, Noemi Duran, Noel Wingers, Steve Dunbar, Melissa Berube, and Lidia Salinas.
 

 

Lydia and Noemi
 
Belinda Dick
Spending an evening at dinner in Old Town San Diego with Noemi Duran and Lidia Salinas.
     
Belinda Dick and Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto at the symposium live auction.
 

 

 

Aliki
  Steve and Aliki Panagopoulou enjoying the live auction.  

 

Boyd Lyon Group
 
Carlos Hasbun
Boyd Lyon Group: (L -R) Bobi Watson, Melania Lopez-Castro (2009 BLS winner), Patricia Zarate (2010 BLS winner), Dean Bagley (Award Committee member), Dean Lyon, Peter Pritchard, Noemi Duran (2011 BLS winner), Mark Spalding (President, the Ocean Foundation), and Steve Dunbar.
     
Lidia Salinas (ProTECTOR Honduras Country Director), Roberto "Carlos" Hasbun, Wallace "J" Nichols and Steve Dunbar enjoying the poster presentations.
 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Senko   Johanna
Steve Dunbar and Jesse Senko discussing research.   Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto (Peru) and Steve Dunbar catching up on the latest turtle news.

 

 

 

Lisa   Lucy Yarnell
  Steve Dunbar and Lisa Komoroske (volunteer coordinator) take a break at the close of the conference.       Brian Hutchinson ( SWOT) and Lucy Yarnell (SWOT) tower over Steve Dunbar. It's good to have friends in "high" places.  

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Melissa Berube Poster   Merekalesi
Noemi Duran and Melissa Berube enjoying a conversation about Melissa's research poster.   Merekalesi (Fiji) and Steve Dunbar discuss old friends in Fiji.

 

Posters
Poster presentations in the Grand Exibit Hall at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California.
 

 

Lidia Presentation   Haruka
Lidia Salinas satisfied at the end of her English presentation.   Haruka presents her work on photo identification.
Dinner    
Having a sitdown with the crew for some fine Indian dining.