Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Northern Mid-Atlantic Bight, Winter 2019


Study objectives

A Slocum G3 glider was deployed on the continental shelf north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to conduct a near real-time survey for baleen whales, including the seriously endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Principal Investigators: Mark Baumgartner (WHOI) and Joel Bell (NAVFAC).

Analysts: Cara Hotchkin and Jackie Bort Thornton (NAVFAC)




Slocum glider we15


Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

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

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Oceanographic observations:




Links to detailed information for Slocum glider we15:

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 and deployed by Ben Hodges (WHOI). Engineering support for the DMON2 instrument deployed on this glider was provided by Jim Partan, Dennis Giaya, Keenan Ball, Steve Faluotico and Tom Hurst (WHOI). Support for the deployment and operation of the glider was provided by NAVFAC Atlantic (Joel Bell). 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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