Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Gulf of Maine 2017


Study objectives

A Liquid Robotics wave glider was deployed in the Gulf of Maine to conduct near real-time passive acoustic surveys for baleen whales. The glider is scheduled to conduct a 3-month survey throughout the entire Gulf of Maine while carrying instrumentation to detect and report the sounds of large whales in near real time. The glider is also carrying a Vemco passive acoustic receiver designed to detect the acoustic transmissions of tagged marine animals.

Principal Investigators: Cara Hotchkin (NAVFAC Atlantic), Sofie Van Parijs (NEFSC), Peter Corkeron (NEFSC), and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI).

Analyst: Julianne Gurnee (NOAA NEFSC)




Wave glider crispusattucks


Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
09/22/2017
09/21/2017
09/20/2017
09/19/2017
09/18/2017
09/17/2017
09/16/2017
09/15/2017
09/14/2017
09/13/2017
09/12/2017
09/11/2017
09/10/2017
09/09/2017
09/08/2017
09/07/2017
09/06/2017
09/05/2017
09/04/2017
09/03/2017
09/02/2017
09/01/2017
08/31/2017
08/30/2017
08/29/2017
08/28/2017
08/27/2017
08/26/2017
08/25/2017
08/24/2017
08/23/2017
08/22/2017
08/21/2017
08/20/2017
08/19/2017
08/18/2017
08/17/2017
08/16/2017
08/15/2017
08/14/2017
08/13/2017
08/12/2017
08/11/2017
08/10/2017
08/09/2017
08/08/2017
08/07/2017
08/06/2017
08/05/2017
08/04/2017
08/03/2017
08/02/2017
08/01/2017
07/31/2017

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Links to detailed information for Wave glider crispusattucks:

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

The wave glider was deployed aboard the R/V Tioga thanks to captain Ken Houtler and Ian Hanley. Critical engineering support was provided by WHOI engineers Keenan Ball, Jim Partan, Tom Hurst, Tyler Johnson, and Leo-Paul Pelletier. Support for the deployment and operation of the wave glider is provided by the Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) and the Navy's Living Marine Resources Program. Support for the development and testing of the DMON/LFDCS was provided by the Office of Naval Research's Marine Mammals and Biology Program , and additional support for integration and testing of the DMON/LFDCS with the wave glider was provided by the WHOI Marine Mammal Center.


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