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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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MVI Facilitates CSA PSO and MSEIS PAM Courses

Marine Ventures International, Inc. (MVI) along with CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and MSeis Ltd., will hold courses to qualify individuals as a Protected Species Observer (PSO) and/or Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operators. PSOs and PAM operators are responsible for visual monitoring (PSO) acoustic monitoring (PAM), and protected species mitigation during offshore seismic surveys, wind energy development efforts, or marine construction projects. 

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