Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Gulf of Maine, Winter 2018-2019


Study objectives

A Slocum G2 glider was deployed in the northern Gulf of Maine to conduct a near real-time survey for baleen whales, including the seriously endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Principal Investigators: Mark Baumgartner (WHOI) and Sofie Van Parijs (NOAA NEFSC)

Analyst: Dana Gerlach (NOAA NEFSC)




Slocum glider we03


Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
12/15/2018
12/14/2018
12/13/2018
12/12/2018
12/11/2018
12/10/2018
12/09/2018
12/08/2018
12/07/2018
12/06/2018
12/05/2018
12/04/2018
12/03/2018
12/02/2018
12/01/2018

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Oceanographic observations:




Links to detailed information for Slocum glider we03:

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 expertly prepared by Ben Hodges (WHOI) and deployed with the help of Kristan Porter, captain of the F/V Whitney and Ashley. Support for the deployment and operation of the glider was provided by Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS). Support for the development and testing of the DMON/LFDCS was provided by the Office of Naval Research, and additional support for integration and testing was provided by 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).


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