Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Cox Ledge, Winter 2021-2022


Study objectives

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 Bonnell







Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
11/29/2021
11/28/2021
11/27/2021
11/26/2021
11/25/2021
11/24/2021
11/23/2021
11/22/2021
11/21/2021
11/20/2021
11/19/2021
11/18/2021
11/17/2021
11/16/2021
11/15/2021
11/14/2021
11/13/2021
11/12/2021
11/11/2021
11/10/2021
11/09/2021
11/08/2021
11/07/2021
11/06/2021
11/05/2021

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Recent bacgkground noise:




Oceanographic observations:




Links to detailed information:

Automated detection data

DMON/LFDCS Diagnostics

Platform diagnostics





Sounds

What types of sounds are we monitoring? Find examples of the sounds right, fin, sei and humpback whales make here.


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 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.


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