Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Roseway Basin, Canada, September 2019
A Teledyne Webb Research Slocum glider equipped with passive acoustic listening device (DMON/LFDCS) was deployed in the southern Roseway Basin to study the habitat of the endangered North Atlantic right whale, as well as other baleen whales. This mission also provides reconnaissance for survey vessels and planes searching for right whales in the region.
Principal Investigators: Kim Davies, Chris Taggart, Richard Davis (Dalhousie University), Moira Brown (New England Aquarium/Canadian Whale Institute), and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)
Analyst: Kim Davies (University of New Brunswick), Hansen Johnson and Delphine Durette Morin (Dalhousie University)
Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:
Daily analyst review:
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Links to detailed information:
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, Jude van der Meer, Tyler Byrne, 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 (OTN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), and Canadian Steamship Lines (CSL). 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 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).