Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight, Winter 2020
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)
Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:
Daily analyst review:
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Recent bacgkground noise:
Links to detailed information:
Automated detection data
What types of sounds are we monitoring? Find examples of the sounds right, fin, sei and humpback whales make here.
Please email Mark Baumgartner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit dcs.whoi.edu.
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, and Keenan Ball (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).