[MARMAM] PSO Training Summer Courses: Monterey, CA and Boston, MA

Angela Bostwick abostwick at psocertifications.com
Thu Apr 4 01:26:40 PDT 2019

MPSC is offering Protected Species Observer training courses this summer 
in Monterey, CA and Boston, MA.  PSO training will take place in 
Monterey, CA on June 1st and 2nd, and will include a vessel trip to the 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  PSO training in Boston will 
take place on June 8th and 9th, and will include a vessel trip to 
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  Both sanctuaries are top 
whale-watching locations, and the vessel trips will provide opportunity 
to practice the protected species monitoring identification techniques 
discussed in class.  Students will also be able to practice wildlife 
photography using digital SLR cameras, and distance estimation using 
binoculars with reticles.

The course examines the regulations for reducing seismic survey impacts 
to marine mammals and sea turtles, how to visually locate and identify 
the animals, and objectively documenting animal behavior for reporting 
to regulatory agencies.  Lunch is provided each day, along with various 
identification guides and regulatory documents (yours to keep), advice 
on applying to PSO positions, the vessel trip, and the professional 

Additional information may be found on the MPSC website at 
http://www.protectedspeciesobservers.com/, by contacting me at 
ABostwick at PSOCertifications.com, or by phone at 832-523-2402.

Thank you,

Angela Bostwick
Founder / Marine Protected Species Consulting

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