Monitoring And Education Help Seismic Crew Protect Environment In Transition-Zone Survey

A. Frank Perkins Western Geophysical New Orleans Mark H. Gagliano, Paul Moses Coastal Environments Inc. Baton Rouge, La. Surveyors in the Delta Wildlife Refuge discovered what is believed to be the first natural rookery for the highly endangered Mottled Duck. A program based on active monitoring and education helped Western Geophysical late last year complete a large speculative 3D seismic survey in a sensitive Louisiana transition zone without creating the need for environmental remediation. Environmental authorities praised the program for, among other things, enabling Western Geophysical to discover a rookery of the endangered Mottled Duc...

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