A Day In The Life Of A Protected Species Observer

The work of a Protected Species Observer (PSO) is relatively unknown and often misunderstood, even within the marine industry. The romanticized image of an individual standing on the bow of a ship, the sun gently caressing their face while a salty breeze gently tussles their hair as they search the seas for whales reflects the marginal awareness of what PSOs do.

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Black Skimmers on beach

MVI Shorebird Monitoring During Upham Beach Nourishment

Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) provided shorebird monitoring services from May through June 2019 on behalf of Norfolk Dredging Company (NDC) for the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project in Pinellas County, Florida pursuant to the requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) contract W912EP-13-D-0010. This year’s bird survey was a continuation from the previous year’s survey under the same USACE contract.  NDC provided beach nourishment of Upham Beach located on Long Key, a barrier island west of St. Petersburg, Florida. 

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Toxicological Effects of Methanol Discharge From Platforms

Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) conducted desktop studies to address the issue of the ecotoxicological effects of methanol discharged in produced water from two platforms in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.  Oil and gas operators sometimes inject methanol into pipelines to prevent methane hydrate formation and to dissolve hydrates in producing oil and gas wells, platform and subsea hydrocarbon systems. 

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Canaveral Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project

During May through July 2019, Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) provided protected species monitoring during the FY19 Canaveral Harbor Maintenance Dredging Project performed by Norfolk Dredging Company (NDC).  The purpose of the project was to dredge the port-channel entrance and harbor to depths of 41 through  46 feet. 

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