Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Atlantic City Buoy


Study objectives

A DMON buoy was deployed 20 miles southeast of Alantic City, New Jersey on July 30, 2020 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 Investigator: Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Analyst: Julianne Bonnell







Platform location:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
08/10/2020
08/09/2020
08/08/2020
08/07/2020
08/06/2020
08/05/2020
08/04/2020
08/03/2020
08/02/2020
08/01/2020
07/31/2020
07/30/2020

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, 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 Orsted.

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