Workshop "Marine mammal sensory systems"

May 19, 2022. We will host a workshop on "Sensory systems of marine mammals" at the Biennial conference of the Society for marine mammology on July 30, 2022. Please join! We offer a lot of space for short presentations, especially from young scientist, presenting their work from ideas to finalized projects - we also reserve space for hopefully fruitful discussions afterwards. The Company of Biologists has given us a small grant so we will be able to reimburse the workshop fee for some attendees, priority will be given to students. Alternatively you can attend the workshop virtually without fee!

The special issue is online!

February 20, 2022. The special issue "Marine Mammal Sensory Systems" is finally online on the webpage of The Anatomical Record online. It contains many fascinating articles on the senses of marine mammals - as fascinating as the workshop on the WMMC 2019 in Barcelona has been, which resulted in this special issue.

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2022. Happy New Year to everyone! May the new year be a happy and successfull year!

Defense of dissertation

November 26, 2021. An important day has passed: Tamara has defended her dissertation successfully. Congratulations!

Talk at the children's university

November 24, 2021. At the children's univeristy of the University of Rostock, Frederike Hanke was speakng about what seals are feeding on and how they are finding their prey. Whoever wants to laugh about about funny costumes and the small cushed seal Sammy, have a look on this webpage and watch online. Have fun!

Awards for students

November 6, 2021. We are overwhelmed: one of our Bachelor and Master student were awarded prices for excellent study results. Congratulations Julia and Caroline!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24, 2020. We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you very much for your support in 2020!

Our new harbor seals have arrived

October 13, 2020. Since today, three young seals are completing our seal team. They first had a look, then they listened and finally they sniffed their new surrounding - now the new enclosure is examined in detailed.

Our new dataset on timing in seals is published!

May 10, 2020. It is a pleasure: Tamara's new dataset on timing in seals and fur seals was published in Animal Cognition - please read it, it was published open access and can be found on the homepage of the journal.

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Our review on the octopus eye was accepted

30. December 2019. We are happy to announce that the review "The eye of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)" was accepted by Frontiers in Physiology. It can now be read on and downloaded from the webpage of the research topic "Vision in cephalopods II".

Happy holidays

20. December 2019. We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

World Marine Mammal Conference

7. - 12. December 2019.The World Marine Mammal Conference holds place in Barcelona.We are looking forward to chat with scientists from around the world, to discuss at the "Sensory ecology of marine mammals"-workshop, which we have co-organized, and to the presentations from our own research group.

Birthday of the University of Rostock

12. November 2019. Today the University of Rostock is celebrating the 600. anniversary with a birthday cake, pageant and ceremonial act in the Marienkirche. A memorable day.