Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cape Hatteras Buoy
A DMON buoy was deployed near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on September 13, 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, particularly the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, by providing scientists, managers, and the public with near real-time information on whale presence.
Principal Investigator: Mark Baumgartner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Analyst: Jackie Bort Thornton, Danielle Jones, and Joel Bell (NAVFAC)
Previous deployments near this site: October 2021 to July 2022
Daily analyst review:
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Recent bacgkground noise:
Links to detailed information:
Automated detection data
What types of sounds are we monitoring? Find examples of the sounds right, fin, sei and humpback whales make here.
Please email Mark Baumgartner at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a general desciption of the detection system and the autonomous platforms, visit dcs.whoi.edu.
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, Kris Newhall, Nico Llanos, Jim Dunn, Jim Ryder, Don Peters, and John Kemp. Critical engineering support was provided by Jim Partan, Keenan Ball, Dennis Giaya, Leo-Paul Pelletier and Tom Hurst (WHOI). Support for the deployment and operation of the buoy was provided by Joel Bell at NAVFAC Atlantic.