Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Roseway Basin, Southwestern Scotian Shelf, Canada, Summer 2015
A Slocum glider was deployed in Roseway Basin on the southwestern Scotian Shelf to locate and study the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale in advance of a survey cruise to the region. The objectives of the cruise are to photo identify and biopsy right whales. A WHOI glider is being used as a reconnaissance tool to improve the efficiency of locating and studying whales, allowing researchers to spend less time searching for the whales and more time studying them.
Principal Investigators: Kim Davies, Chris Taggart, Richard Davis (Dalhousie University), Moira Brown (New England Aquarium), and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)
Daily analyst review:
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Automated detection data
Please email Mark Baumgartner at email@example.com. For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit dcs.whoi.edu.
The WHOI glider was expertly prepared by Ben Hodges (WHOI) and deployed by Adam Comeau (Dalhousie University). Support for the deployment and operation of the gliders was provided by the Canadian Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment (WHaLE). Support for the development, integration, and testing of the glider DMON/LFDCS was provided by the Office of Naval Research and 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).