Eelgrass Assessment of Pillar Point Harbor Boat Ramp and Vicinity Using a Remotely Operated Vehicle and Low Water Visual Surveys (2018)
SeaJay Environmental conducted presence/absence surveys for eelgrass at the public boat ramp facility and adjacent beach area inside of Pillar Point Harbor. The surveys were conducted with the use of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) as well as by observation during a low tide event. The presence of eelgrass was the first time it had been found inside this harbor according to literature reviewed and previous surveys conducted to date.
Zabin et al., Marine Biology (2018) 165:31
SeaJay Environmental provided dive support to the study's Principal Investigator, Dr. Chela Zabin, during non-native species surveys of rocky subtidal areas along the Central California coast.
SeaJay Environmental helped prepare a draft Environmental Assessment related to new regulations in these two sanctuaries when the boundaries were expanded, and to address the United States Coast Guard’s compliance during live fire training activities and other operational discharges in the sanctuaries.
James V. Fitzgerald Area of Special Biological Significance Pollution Reduction Program: Final Project Report (2016)
San Francisco Estuary Institute
SeaJay Environmental assisted the San Francisco Estuary Institute in a stormwater monitoring project with the County of San Mateo Department of Public Works and Parks. The monitoring was conducted to evaluate several types of structural stormwater treatment best management practices and low impact development practices that the county had implemented at six locations where stormwater discharges into the protected James V. Fitzgerald Area of Special Biological Significance in Montara and Moss Beach, CA.
Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life (11th Edition) by authors J. Morrissey, J.L. Sumich, and D.R. Pinkard-Meier
This marine biology text book along with other reports such as this California Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Task Force Report include copyrighted photographs taken by Carliane Johnson during sampling for invasive species along a rocky shoreline at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.
Biological Resources Assessment for the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club Dock Expansion Project (2015)
SeaJay Environmental conducted an on-site and desk-top assessment of biological resources in the vicinity of the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club in Pillar Point Harbor, California, for an eventual coastal development permit related to a dock expansion project.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment of Potential White Shark Research and Education Projects Within the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries (2014)
SeaJay Environmental prepared the draft programmatic environmental assessment for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s (GFNMS) White Shark Stewardship Project to assess the effects of all existing and proposed research and ecotourism activities on white sharks in the GFNMS and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
An Assessment of the Final Rule to Implement Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Vessel Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales (2012)
National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-48
SeaJay Environmental provided database support and data analysis to the National Marine Fisheries Service that was used to assess the effectiveness of a rule that requires vessels 65 feet and greater in length to slow their speeds to 10 knots or less near key port entrances and in certain areas of North Atlantic right whale aggregation along the U.S. Eastern seaboard, known as Seasonal Management Areas.
Prudent Development: Realizing the Potential of North America’s Abundant Natural Gas and Oil Resources (2011)
National Petroleum Council
SeaJay Environmental provided technical and editorial support to the Operations and Environment Subgroup of the National Petroleum Council, a federal advisory committee. The study was requested by Energy Secretary Steven Chu to reassess the character and potential of North American oil and natural gas resources. and the contribution that natural gas can make in a transition to a lower carbon energy mix.
Vessel Operations in Right Whale Protection Areas in 2009 (2010)
National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Protected Resources, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-44
SeaJay Environmental created a SQL Server database and assisted in the data analysis to help characterize vessel traffic volume, patterns and speeds of vessels transiting Seasonal Management Areas along the Eastern seaboard. The rule was implemented for the purpose of preventing collisions between ships and the highly depleted North Atlantic right whale.
Shell Best Management Practices for Blasting and Painting Offshore Facilities (2009)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Americas Exploration & Production Environmental and Safety Conference, 23-25 March, San Antonio, Texas
SeaJay Environmental worked with Shell Exploration & Production engineers and operations managers to draft this paper that was presented by Shell at the Society of Petroleum Engineers conference in 2009. The paper describes best practices related to the periodical inspection and maintenance of offshore oil and gas facilities to assure structural integrity and minimize pollution and safety risks.