Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


San Francisco Buoy


Study objectives

A DMON buoy was deployed off the coast of San Francisco, California, on February 5, 2022 to monitor the presence of baleen whales in near real time by automatically detecting and identifying their calls. Whale detections, particulary detections of endangered blue whales, will be shared with scientists, government managers, and the public to help improve awareness and conservation efforts.

Project team: Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Callie Steffen and Doug McCauley (Benioff Ocean Initiative), Kathi George (The Marine Mammal Center) and Ana Sirovic (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Analysts: Megan Wood







Platform location:




Daily analyst review:

DateBlue whaleFin whaleHumpback whaleOther
11/29/2022
11/28/2022
11/27/2022
11/26/2022
11/25/2022
11/24/2022
11/23/2022
11/22/2022
11/21/2022
11/20/2022
11/19/2022
11/18/2022
11/17/2022
11/16/2022
11/15/2022
11/14/2022
11/13/2022
11/12/2022
11/11/2022
11/10/2022
11/09/2022
11/08/2022
11/07/2022
11/06/2022
11/05/2022
11/04/2022
11/03/2022
11/02/2022
11/01/2022
10/31/2022
10/30/2022
10/29/2022
10/28/2022
10/27/2022
10/26/2022
10/25/2022
10/24/2022
10/23/2022
10/22/2022
10/21/2022
10/20/2022
10/19/2022
10/18/2022
10/17/2022
10/16/2022
10/15/2022
10/14/2022
10/13/2022
10/12/2022
10/11/2022
10/10/2022
10/09/2022
10/08/2022
10/07/2022
10/06/2022
10/05/2022
10/04/2022
10/03/2022
10/02/2022
10/01/2022
09/30/2022
09/29/2022
09/28/2022
09/27/2022
09/26/2022
09/25/2022
09/24/2022
09/23/2022
09/22/2022
09/21/2022
09/20/2022
09/19/2022
09/18/2022
09/17/2022
09/16/2022
09/15/2022
09/14/2022
09/13/2022
09/12/2022
09/11/2022
09/10/2022
09/09/2022
09/08/2022
09/07/2022
09/06/2022
09/05/2022
09/04/2022
09/03/2022
09/02/2022
09/01/2022
08/31/2022
08/30/2022
08/29/2022
08/28/2022
08/27/2022
08/26/2022
08/25/2022
08/24/2022
08/23/2022
08/22/2022
08/21/2022
08/20/2022
08/19/2022
08/18/2022
08/17/2022
08/16/2022
08/15/2022
08/14/2022
08/13/2022
08/12/2022
08/11/2022
08/10/2022
08/09/2022
08/08/2022
08/07/2022
05/19/2022
05/18/2022
05/17/2022
05/16/2022
05/15/2022
05/14/2022
05/13/2022
05/12/2022
05/11/2022
05/10/2022
05/06/2022
05/04/2022
04/27/2022
04/21/2022
04/17/2022
04/11/2022
04/09/2022
04/02/2022
04/01/2022
03/31/2022
03/30/2022
03/29/2022
03/28/2022
03/27/2022
03/26/2022
03/25/2022
03/24/2022
03/23/2022
03/22/2022
03/21/2022
03/20/2022
03/19/2022
03/18/2022
03/17/2022
03/16/2022
03/15/2022
03/14/2022
03/13/2022
03/12/2022
03/11/2022
03/10/2022
03/09/2022
03/08/2022
03/07/2022
03/06/2022
03/05/2022
03/04/2022
03/03/2022
03/02/2022
03/01/2022
02/28/2022
02/27/2022
02/26/2022
02/25/2022
02/24/2022
02/23/2022
02/22/2022
02/21/2022
02/20/2022
02/19/2022
02/18/2022
02/17/2022
02/16/2022
02/15/2022
02/14/2022
02/13/2022
02/12/2022
02/11/2022
02/10/2022
02/09/2022
02/08/2022
02/07/2022
02/06/2022
02/05/2022

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 DMON buoy was expertly prepared and deployed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Mooring Operations and Engineering Group - special thanks to Jeff Pietro, Kris Newhall, Jim Ryder, 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 generously provided by the Benioff Ocean Initiative.

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