Robots4Whales

Rutgers University, Stony Brook University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


New York Bight SW, Spring 2024


Study objectives

A Slocum G3 glider was deployed off the coast of New Jersey to conduct surveys for baleen whales, including the seriously endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Principal Investigators: Josh Kohut (Rutgers), Lesley Thorne (Stony Brook University), Charlie Flagg (Stony Brook University), Joe Warren (Stony Brook University) and Mark Baumgartner (WHOI)

Analyst: Julianne Wilder







Platform location:




Analyst-reviewed species occurrence maps:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
05/17/2024
05/16/2024
05/15/2024
05/14/2024
05/13/2024
05/12/2024
05/11/2024
05/10/2024
05/09/2024
05/08/2024
05/07/2024
05/06/2024
05/05/2024
05/04/2024
05/03/2024
05/02/2024

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




VEMCO tag detections:




Recent bacgkground noise:




Oceanographic observations:




Links to detailed information:

Automated detection data

VEMCO tag 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 Slocum glider was prepared by David Aragon, Nicole Waite, Chip Haldeman and John Kerfoot (Rutgers University). Support for the preparation, deployment and operation of the glider was provided by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).


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