Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Ocean City, Maryland Buoy


Study objectives

A DMON buoy was deployed 22 miles east of Ocean City, Maryland on July 20, 2022 to monitor the presence of baleen whales in near real time by automatically detecting and identifying their calls. The buoy will help to improve monitoring and conservation efforts for whales by providing industry, scientists, managers, and the public with near real-time information on whale presence.

Principal Investigators: Helen Bailey (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) and Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Analyst: Kirsten Silva, Jamie Testa and Helen Bailey

Previous deployments at this site: May 2021 to July 2022

Podcast about the Ocean City buoy from Helen Bailey:






Platform location:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
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
08/06/2022
08/05/2022
08/04/2022
08/03/2022
08/02/2022
08/01/2022
07/31/2022
07/30/2022
07/29/2022
07/28/2022
07/27/2022
07/26/2022
07/25/2022
07/24/2022
07/23/2022
07/22/2022
07/21/2022
07/20/2022

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Links to detailed information:

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 DMON buoy was prepared and deployed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Mooring Operations and Engineering (MOE) Group - special thanks to Jeff Pietro (lead technician), Kris Newhall, Don Peters, and John Kemp. Critical engineering support was provided by Jim Partan, Keenan Ball, Dennis Giaya, Kayleah Griffen, Leo-Paul Pelletier and Tom Hurst (WHOI). Support for the deployment and operation of the buoy was provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources through the Maryland Energy Administration's Offshore Wind Development Fund and by US Wind Inc.

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