Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Vancouver, Canada, December 2017

Study objectives

A Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider equipped with passive acoustic listening device (DMON/LFDCS) was deployed off the coast of Vancouver, Canada to monitor baleen whales and ocean noise.

Principal Investigators: Dave Duffus (UVic), Rianna Burnham (UVic), Richard Davis (Dalhousie University), and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)

No manual analyses have been conducted yet

Links to detailed information for platform otn200:

Automated detection data

DMON/LFDCS diagnostics

Platform diagnostics


Please email Mark Baumgartner at For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit


The Dalhousie glider was expertly prepared by Adam Comeau, Sue L'Orsa, and Richard Davis (Dalhousie University). Support for the deployment and operation of the gliders was provided by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment (WHaLE), the Ocean Tracking Network. MEOPAR-WHaLE is supported by 20 collaborating organizations, listed here: Support for the development, integration, and testing of the glider DMON/LFDCS was provided by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and 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).