Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cape Hatteras Buoy
A DMON buoy was deployed near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on December 3, 2020 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: Cara Hotchkin and Jackie Bort Thornton (NAVFAC)
Daily analyst review:
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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, 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 Joel Bell at NAVFAC Atlantic.