Autonomous Real-time Marine Mammal Detections

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Cape Charles Buoy


Study objectives

A DMON buoy was deployed near Cape Charles, Virginia on October 4, 2023 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)







Platform location:




Daily analyst review:

DateSei whaleFin whaleRight whaleHumpback whale
04/12/2024
04/11/2024
04/10/2024
04/09/2024
04/08/2024
04/07/2024
04/06/2024
04/05/2024
04/04/2024
04/03/2024
04/02/2024
04/01/2024
03/31/2024
03/30/2024
03/29/2024
03/28/2024
03/27/2024
03/26/2024
03/25/2024
03/24/2024
03/23/2024
03/22/2024
03/21/2024
03/20/2024
03/19/2024
03/18/2024
03/17/2024
03/16/2024
03/15/2024
03/14/2024
03/13/2024
03/12/2024
03/11/2024
03/10/2024
03/09/2024
03/08/2024
03/07/2024
03/06/2024
03/05/2024
03/04/2024
03/03/2024
03/02/2024
03/01/2024
02/29/2024
02/28/2024
02/27/2024
02/26/2024
02/25/2024
02/24/2024
02/23/2024
02/22/2024
02/21/2024
02/20/2024
02/19/2024
02/18/2024
02/17/2024
02/16/2024
02/15/2024
02/14/2024
02/13/2024
02/12/2024
02/11/2024
02/10/2024
02/09/2024
02/08/2024
02/07/2024
02/06/2024
02/05/2024
02/04/2024
02/03/2024
02/02/2024
02/01/2024
01/31/2024
01/30/2024
01/29/2024
01/28/2024
01/27/2024
01/26/2024
01/25/2024
01/24/2024
01/23/2024
01/22/2024
01/21/2024
01/20/2024
01/19/2024
01/18/2024
01/17/2024
01/16/2024
01/15/2024
01/14/2024
01/13/2024
01/12/2024
01/11/2024
01/10/2024
01/09/2024
01/08/2024
01/07/2024
01/06/2024
01/05/2024
01/04/2024
01/03/2024
01/02/2024
01/01/2024
12/31/2023
12/30/2023
12/29/2023
12/28/2023
12/27/2023
12/26/2023
12/25/2023
12/24/2023
12/23/2023
12/22/2023
12/21/2023
12/20/2023
12/19/2023
12/18/2023
12/17/2023
12/16/2023
12/15/2023
12/14/2023
12/13/2023
12/12/2023
12/11/2023
12/10/2023
12/09/2023
12/08/2023
12/07/2023
12/06/2023
12/05/2023
12/04/2023
12/03/2023
12/02/2023
12/01/2023
11/30/2023
11/29/2023
11/28/2023
11/27/2023
11/26/2023
11/25/2023
11/24/2023
11/23/2023
11/22/2023
11/21/2023
11/20/2023
11/19/2023
11/18/2023
11/17/2023
11/16/2023
11/15/2023
11/14/2023
11/13/2023
11/12/2023
11/11/2023
11/10/2023
11/09/2023
11/08/2023
11/07/2023
11/06/2023
11/05/2023
11/04/2023
11/03/2023
11/02/2023
11/01/2023
10/31/2023
10/30/2023
10/29/2023
10/28/2023
10/27/2023
10/26/2023
10/25/2023
10/24/2023
10/23/2023
10/22/2023
10/21/2023
10/20/2023
10/19/2023
10/18/2023
10/17/2023
10/16/2023
10/15/2023
10/14/2023
10/13/2023
10/12/2023
10/11/2023
10/10/2023
10/09/2023
10/08/2023
10/07/2023
10/06/2023
10/05/2023
10/04/2023

Detected
Possibly detected
Not detected


Time series:




Diel plot:




Recent bacgkground noise:




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, 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.

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