Carliane Johnson with SeaJay Environmental removing an invasive kelp, Undaria pinnatifida, from a marina in Pillar Point Harbor. The kelp was likely introduced to California by accidental transport on shipments of oysters, vessel hulls and people who cultivated it in the region for cooking. (Photo by Chela Zabin, SERC)
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Search and Recovery Dive Team member trained to respond to drownings and underwater recovery of property and evidence (2015 to present).
Remote Diving in: Israel (Eilat), Egypt (Dahab), Micronesia (Palau), Philippines (Sulu Sea), Abu Dhabi, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Mexico, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Belize (Glovers Reef), Puerto Rico (Culebra), Saba and Dry Tortugas.
SeaJay Environmental can provide dive support services for your projects. Ms. Johnson is a highly qualified science diver with experience in the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The following is a representative sampling of projects:
Ecology and Environment, Inc. Managed the dive team tasked with ground-truthing marine communities (from nearshore out to 100-foot depths using satellite maps that provided baseline images) for a proposed pipeline route near Freeport Harbour, Grand Bahama Island.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Member of the dive team conducting surveys for invasive species in the kelp forests between Monterey and Carmel, California. Also provided support to remove the highly-invasive kelp, Undaria pinnatifida, from marinas in San Francisco and Pillar Point Harbor.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Provided dive support to conduct fish and invertebrate assessments as part of the Big Sur Nearshore Characterization project, California.
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Provided dive support for habitat characterization surveys at four new sites within the recently expanded part of this marine sanctuary between Point Arena and Gualala, California.
National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Helped to collect young-of-the-year rockfish in Monterey Bay.
The Woodville Karst Plain Project of the National Speleological Society. Science and safety diver exploring submerged caves in Leon and Wakulla counties in North Florida, and collaborating with researchers to better understand the cave systems, which included installing flow meters, building a device for divers to collect water samples for uranium234/238 isotopic testing to identify source waters, and collecting cave crayfish for phylogenetic studies.
Florida State University Department of Oceanography. Research assistant and safety diver under the auspices of the FSU Academic Diving Program in Tallahassee, Florida, for a professor and his graduate students investigating the distribution and responses of a benthic harpacticoid copepod community to natural disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico.
Shell Exploration and Production Company. Consultant representing Shell on this Industry-Government Expedition to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and High Island 389-A platform in the northern Gulf of Mexico, which was being proposed for decommissioning, but there was great interest by divers for reefing the structure in place.
Organization for Artificial Reefs. Grant writer and team member conducting surveys in the northern Gulf of Mexico offshore Florida to locate suitable sites for constructing reefs, mapping the reefs after deployment, and monitoring new reefs to determine the progress of marine life accumulating on these structures.