Robots4Whales

University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University


Shediac Valley, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, July 2024


Study objectives

A Teledyne Webb Research Slocum G3s glider equipped with passive acoustic listening device (DMON/LFDCS) was deployed in the Laurentian Channel region of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GoSL) for a multi-month mission with an extended lithium primary battery pack. The purpose of this mission is to monitor for North Atlantic right whales and study their regional habitat use.

Principal Investigators: Kim Davies (University of New Brunswick)

Analysts: Andrea Mesquita, Kate Indeck, Leila Fouda and Kim Davies (University of New Brunswick)






Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whaleBlue whale
07/17/2024
07/16/2024
07/15/2024
07/14/2024
07/13/2024
07/12/2024
07/11/2024
07/10/2024
07/09/2024
07/08/2024
07/07/2024
07/06/2024
07/05/2024
07/04/2024
07/03/2024

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Recent bacgkground noise:




Links to detailed information:

Automated detection data

DMON/LFDCS Diagnostics

Platform diagnostics





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 G3 glider was expertly prepared by Teledyne Webb Research and the Coastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research (CEOTR) group (ceotr.ocean.dal.ca). Financial support for the deployment and operation of the glider was provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, CEOTR and the University of New Brunswick. Additional logistical support for the mission was provided by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of New Brunswick, Teledyne Webb Research, Dalhousie University, Ocean Tracking Network, and the Ocean Frontiers Institute.


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