[MARMAM] PSO / MMO Training in S Padre Island TX Feb 24-25
abostwick at psocertifications.com
Mon Nov 27 00:00:26 PST 2017
MPSC is offering a training course in South Padre Island, Texas which provides
Protected Species Observer (also known as Marine Mammal Observer) certification
on February 24-25, 2018. This course will include a two-hour sailing trip
aboard the UTRGV Research Vessel Ridley, providing experience in locating and
identifying protected species at sea. We will also tour the rehabilitation
facilities at Sea Turtle Inc, where we can further discuss key identifying
traits and behaviors of the animals while viewing them in person. This training
is approved by the federal agencies Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement to provide Protected Species
Observer certification for seismic surveys, and is often accepted in various
other industries and regions where mitigation for protected species is needed.
PSOs monitor for marine mammals and sea turtles, and advise on the measures
required to reduce impacts to the animals worldwide.
The course covers the regulations for reducing impacts to marine mammals and sea
turtles, how to visually locate and identify the animals, and objectively
documenting animal behavior. We will also discuss and practice different manual
settings for professional wildlife photography. Lunch is provided each day,
along with various identification guides and regulatory documents (yours to
keep), the vessel trip, tour of the sea turtle rehabilitation facilities, advice
on applying to PSO positions, and the professional certification.
Additional information may be found on the MPSC website at
http://www.protectedspeciesobservers.com/, by contacting us at
ABostwick at PSOCertifications.com <mailto:ABostwick at PSOCertifications.com> , or by
phone at 832-523-2402.
Angela Bostwick / Founder
Marine Protected Species Consulting
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