Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Gulf of Maine, Winter 2019-2020


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: Genevieve Davis (NOAA NEFSC)







Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
01/23/2020
01/22/2020
01/21/2020
01/20/2020
01/19/2020
01/18/2020
01/17/2020
01/16/2020
01/15/2020
01/14/2020
01/13/2020
01/12/2020
01/11/2020
01/10/2020
01/09/2020
01/08/2020
01/07/2020
01/06/2020
01/05/2020
01/04/2020
01/03/2020
01/02/2020
01/01/2020
12/31/2019
12/30/2019
12/29/2019
12/28/2019
12/27/2019
12/26/2019
12/25/2019
12/24/2019
12/23/2019
12/22/2019
12/21/2019
12/20/2019
12/19/2019
12/18/2019
12/17/2019

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 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 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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