Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
New York Bight Buoy NW
A DMON buoy was deployed outside New York Harbor on January 15, 2020 to monitor the presence of baleen whales in near real time by automatically detecting and identifying their calls. The New York Bight is used for shipping, fishing, and wind farm development, yet the impacts of these activities on whales is poorly understood. The buoy will help to improve monitoring and conservation efforts for whales by providing scientists, managers, and the public with near real-time information on whale presence.
Principal Investigators: Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Howard Rosenbaum (Wildlife Conservation Society)
Analyst: Julianne Bonnell
Daily analyst review:
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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 DMON buoy was prepared and deployed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Mooring Group - special thanks to Jeff Pietro, Jim Dunn, Kris Newhall, Don Peters, and John Kemp. Critical engineering support was provided by Leo-Paul Pelletier, Jim Partan, Tom Hurst, and Keenan Ball at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Support for the deployment and operation of the buoy was provided by Equinor.