Robots4Whales

Stony Brook University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


New York Bight, Winter 2023-2024


Study objectives

A Slocum G3 glider was deployed off the coast of Long Island, New York to conduct surveys for baleen whales, including the seriously endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Principal Investigators: Lesley Thorne (Stony Brook University), Charlie Flagg (Stony Brook University), Joe Warren (Stony Brook University) and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)

Analyst: Julianne Wilder







Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
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

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

Engineering support for the DMON2 instrument deployed on this glider was provided by Jim Partan and Keenan Ball (WHOI). Support for the preparation, deployment and operation of the glider was provided by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).


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