Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Gulf of St. Lawrence & Eastern Scotian Shelf, Canada, Summer 2016
A Slocum glider was deployed in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to explore potential habitats of the endangered North Atlantic right whale, as well as other baleen whales, in the Gulf and on the eastern Scotian Shelf. This mission contributes to a large collaboration among governments, academics, NGOs and industrial partners to survey for baleen whales across Atlantic Canada during 2016, as well as providing reconnaissance for survey vessels searching for right whales in the region.
Principal Investigators: Kim Davies, Chris Taggart, Hansen Johnson, Richard Davis (Dalhousie University), Moira Brown (New England Aquarium/Canadian Whale Institute), and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)
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Automated detection data
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 Dalhousie glider was expertly prepared by Adam Comeau, Hansen Johnson, Sue L'Orsa, Katerina Fupsova 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, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Jean-Francois Blouin and his colleagues in the Gaspe. MEOPAR-WHaLE is supported by 20 collaborating organizations, listed here: meopar.ca/research/project/whale-whales-habitat-and-listening-experiment. Support for the development, integration, and testing of the glider DMON/LFDCS was provided by the 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).