Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Chiloé Island, Gulf of Corcovado, Chile, Fall 2019


Study objectives

A Slocum G1 glider was deployed south of Chiloé Island, Chile to conduct a near real-time survey for baleen whales in the Gulf of Corcovado.

Principal Investigators: Susannah Buchan (University of Concepción), Oscar Pizzaro (University of Concepción), Kate Stafford (University of Washington), and Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).

Analyst: Susannah Buchan (University of Concepción)




Slocum glider we04


Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateBlue whaleHumpback whaleSei whaleOther
05/20/2019
05/19/2019
05/18/2019
05/17/2019
05/16/2019
05/15/2019
05/14/2019
05/13/2019
05/12/2019
05/11/2019
05/10/2019
05/09/2019
05/08/2019
05/07/2019
05/06/2019
05/05/2019

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Oceanographic observations:




Links to detailed information for Slocum glider we04:

Automated detection data

DMON/LFDCS Diagnostics

Platform diagnostics





Questions

Please email Mark Baumgartner at mbaumgartner@whoi.edu. For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit dcs.whoi.edu.


Acknowledgements

The Slocum glider was expertly prepared by Ben Hodges (WHOI) and deployed by Nadin Ramirez (University of Concepción). Support for the deployment and operation of the glider was provided by Office of Naval Research Global and Office of Naval Research Marine Mammals and Biology Program. Support for the development and testing of the DMON/LFDCS was provided by the Office of Naval Research, and additional support for integration and testing was provided by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Advanced Sampling Technologies Working Group in collaboration with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Passive Acoustics Research Group (leader: Sofie Van Parijs).


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