Sound Monitoring Updates

Data Collection

October-December 2018: 22 temporary hydrophone moorings deployed using small boats in Stellwagen Bank, Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, Channel Islands, Monterey Bay and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuaries for 3-4.5 months of continuous recording. Two hydrophones deployed in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument record on duty cycle for 1 year.

January-May 2019: Initial deployments rotated to maintain continuous recording. 5 deployments added to the array completing planned deployments in Gray's Reef and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries.

June 2019-March 2022: Ongoing maintenance of stationary recording array and mobile listening surveys using autonomous vehicles in Gray's Reef and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

various sound monitoring devices being deployed
Left to right: Maintenance of stationary listening devices in Monterey Bay and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuaries; deployment of a waveglider in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument; diving glider in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Photo credits: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Jupiter Research Foundation, Naval Post Graduate School, NOAA HIHWNMS.

Data Analysis

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Data Management & Visualization