Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
GoSL Dynamic Shipping Zones, Canada, July 2021
A Teledyne Webb Research Slocum G3 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 4-5 month mission. The primary objectives of this mission are to monitor the presence of North Atlantic right whales and use right whale acoustic detections to trigger dynamic management in Dynamic Shipping Zones C and E of the Laurentian Channel Traffic Separation Scheme.
Principal Investigators: Kim Davies (University of New Brunswick)
Analysts: Allison Richardson, Kim Davies (University of New Brunswick) and Hansen Johnson (Dalhousie University)
Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:
Daily analyst review:
Recent bacgkground noise:
Links to detailed information:
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 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 Transport Canada's Innovation Centre. 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, MEOPAR and the Ocean Frontiers Institute.