Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


New England Outer Continental Shelf, Fall 2021


Study objectives

A Slocum G3 glider was deployed south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts on Sepetember 25, 2021 to conduct a survey of the outer contintental shelf near the New York shipping lanes for baleen whales, including the seriously endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Principal Investigators: Danielle Cholewiak, Sofie Van Parijs (NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)

Analysts: Genevieve Davis (NOAA NEFSC)







Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
10/15/2021
10/14/2021
10/13/2021
10/12/2021
10/11/2021
10/10/2021
10/09/2021
10/08/2021
10/07/2021
10/06/2021
10/05/2021
10/04/2021
10/03/2021
10/02/2021
10/01/2021
09/30/2021
09/29/2021
09/28/2021
09/27/2021
09/26/2021
09/25/2021

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 prepared by Ben Hodges and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI) and deployed and piloted by Mark Baumgartner. Engineering support for the DMON2 instrument deployed on this glider was provided by Jim Partan, Dennis Giaya, Kayleah Griffen, Keenan Ball, Steve Faluotico and Tom Hurst (WHOI). Support for the deployment and operation of the glider was provided by NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 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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