Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cox Ledge, Winter 2021-2022
A Slocum G3 glider was deployed near Cox Ledge just south of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to conduct surveys for tagged fish and baleen whales, including the seriously endangered North Atlantic right whale. This is a BOEM funded study (Brian Hooker, BOEM. Award #M19PG00015) aimed at 'Mapping the distribution and habitat use of soniferous fish, with a focus on Atlantic cod spawning aggregations, on Cox Ledge.'
Principal Investigators: Sofie Van Parijs & Tim Rowell (NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center), Gregory DeCelles, Micah Dean & Bill Hoffman (MASS DMF), Christopher McGuire (TNC), Steve Cadrin, (UMASS SMAST), Susan Tuxbury (NOAA GARFO), Doug Zemeckis (Rutgers University) and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)
Analysts: Julianne Wilder
Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:
Daily analyst review:
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Recent bacgkground noise:
Links to detailed information:
Automated detection data
What types of sounds are we monitoring? Find examples of the sounds right, fin, sei and humpback whales make here.
Please email Mark Baumgartner at email@example.com. For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit dcs.whoi.edu.
The Slocum glider was prepared and deployed by Mark Baumgartner (WHOI). Engineering support for the DMON2 instrument deployed on this glider was provided by Jim Partan, Dennis Giaya, Kayleah Griffen, Keenan Ball, Steve Faluotico and Tom Hurst (WHOI). Special thanks go to David Brown and his team at BTech for encapsulating the DMON2 hydrophone in short order. Support for the deployment and operation of the glider was provided by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Manatement.