Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Halifax Line, Scotian Shelf, Canada, March 2019


Study objectives

A Teledyne Webb Research Slocum G3 glider equipped with passive acoustic listening device (DMON/LFDCS) was deployed on the Halifax Line of the Scotian Shelf.

Principal Investigators: Kim Davies, Chris Taggart, Hansen Johnson (Dalhousie University) and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)

Analysts: Kim Davies, Delphine Durette-Morin and Hansen Johnson (Dalhousie University)




Slocum glider scotia


Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whaleBlue whale
03/26/2019
03/25/2019
03/24/2019
03/23/2019
03/22/2019
03/21/2019
03/20/2019
03/19/2019
03/18/2019
03/17/2019
03/16/2019
03/15/2019
03/14/2019
03/13/2019

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Links to detailed information for Slocum glider scotia:

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 Dalhousie glider was expertly prepared by Adam Comeau, Jude van der Meer, Tyler Byrne, and Richard Davis (Dalhousie University). Support for the deployment and operation of the gliders was provided by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment (WHaLE), the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), and Canadian Steamship Lines (CSL). MEOPAR-WHaLE is supported by 20 collaborating organizations, listed here: meopar.ca/research/project/whale-whales-habitat-and-listening-experiment. Support for the development, integration, and testing of the glider DMON/LFDCS was provided by the U.S. 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).


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