Beginning in June 2021, Azura Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs) began monitoring for marine mammal interaction during pile-driving activities for the Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture (CTJV) as they work on the Parallel Thimble Shoals Tunnel Project between Islands One and Two of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia Beach, VA. The MMOs consult, monitor, and […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) ProTech Fisheries Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is thriving. As one of the existing five ProTech Domains, ProTech Fisheries is for vendors providing professional and technical services to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) which is responsible for stewardship of the United States’ ocean resources and […]
Under NOAA’s ProTech Fisheries IDIQ contract, Azura was recently contracted by NOAA Fisheries to provide research services in support of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Protected Species Branch (PSB) with offices in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and in Orono, Maine. This Branch conducts research on the distribution, ecological relationships, and […]
These Girl Scout Juniors from Dallas, Texas are promoting alternatives to single-use plastics. In this video, the girls share five simple ways that you can use less plastic to help the Earth and its ocean creatures. Take their anti-plastics pledge in honor of Earth Day this month!
During the WHICEAS 2020 survey, the scientific crew of the NOAA R/V Oscar Elton Sette conducted a line-transect survey for cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and seabirds offshore of the main Hawaiian Islands. This winter season survey was conducted from mid-January through mid-March and included simultaneous visual observations and passive acoustic monitoring to record vocalizing cetaceans […]