Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Ocean City, Maryland Buoy


Study objectives

A DMON buoy was deployed 22 miles east of Ocean City, Maryland on October 4, 2023 to monitor the presence of baleen whales in near real time by automatically detecting and identifying their calls. The buoy will help to improve monitoring and conservation efforts for whales by providing industry, scientists, managers, and the public with near real-time information on whale presence.

Principal Investigators: Helen Bailey (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) and Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Analyst: Kirsten Silva, Jamie Testa, Rebecca Wingate, Caroline Tribble and Helen Bailey

Previous deployments at this site:
May 2021 to July 2022
July 2022 to October 2023

Podcast about the Ocean City buoy from Helen Bailey:






Platform location:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
03/03/2024
03/02/2024
03/01/2024
02/29/2024
02/28/2024
02/27/2024
02/26/2024
02/25/2024
02/24/2024
02/23/2024
02/22/2024
02/21/2024
02/20/2024
02/19/2024
02/18/2024
02/17/2024
02/16/2024
02/15/2024
02/14/2024
02/13/2024
02/12/2024
02/11/2024
02/10/2024
02/09/2024
02/08/2024
02/07/2024
02/06/2024
02/05/2024
02/04/2024
02/03/2024
02/02/2024
02/01/2024
01/31/2024
01/30/2024
01/29/2024
01/28/2024
01/27/2024
01/26/2024
01/25/2024
01/24/2024
01/23/2024
01/22/2024
01/21/2024
01/20/2024
01/19/2024
01/18/2024
01/17/2024
01/16/2024
01/15/2024
01/14/2024
01/13/2024
01/12/2024
01/11/2024
01/10/2024
01/09/2024
01/08/2024
01/07/2024
01/06/2024
01/05/2024
01/04/2024
01/03/2024
01/02/2024
01/01/2024
12/31/2023
12/30/2023
12/29/2023
12/28/2023
12/27/2023
12/26/2023
12/25/2023
12/24/2023
12/23/2023
12/22/2023
12/21/2023
12/20/2023
12/19/2023
12/18/2023
12/17/2023
12/16/2023
12/15/2023
12/14/2023
12/13/2023
12/12/2023
12/11/2023
12/10/2023
12/09/2023
12/08/2023
12/07/2023
12/06/2023
12/05/2023
12/04/2023
12/03/2023
12/02/2023
12/01/2023
11/30/2023
11/29/2023
11/28/2023
11/27/2023
11/26/2023
11/25/2023
11/24/2023
11/23/2023
11/22/2023
11/21/2023
11/20/2023
11/19/2023
11/18/2023
11/17/2023
11/16/2023
11/15/2023
11/14/2023
11/13/2023
11/12/2023
11/11/2023
11/10/2023
11/09/2023
11/08/2023
11/07/2023
11/06/2023
11/05/2023
11/04/2023
11/03/2023
11/02/2023
11/01/2023
10/31/2023
10/30/2023
10/29/2023
10/28/2023
10/27/2023
10/26/2023
10/25/2023
10/24/2023
10/23/2023
10/22/2023
10/21/2023
10/20/2023
10/19/2023
10/18/2023
10/17/2023
10/16/2023
10/15/2023
10/14/2023
10/13/2023
10/12/2023
10/11/2023
10/10/2023
10/09/2023
10/08/2023
10/07/2023
10/06/2023
10/05/2023
10/04/2023

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




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 DMON buoy was prepared and deployed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Mooring Operations and Engineering (MOE) Group - special thanks to Jeff Pietro (lead technician), Kris Newhall, Don Peters, and John Kemp. Critical engineering support was provided by Jim Partan, Keenan Ball, Dennis Giaya, Kayleah Griffen, Leo-Paul Pelletier and Tom Hurst (WHOI). Support for the deployment and operation of the buoy was provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources through the Maryland Energy Administration's Offshore Wind Development Fund and by US Wind Inc.

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