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Measuring the acoustic detection range of large whales from an ocean glider to improve an acoustic whale alert system for use by the offshore marine industry in Atlantic Canada

Publication Date: March 1, 2018
There is significant concern about the risk that offshore marine industries pose to endangered whales. These concerns were exacerbated by the unprecedented number of North Atlantic right whale deaths in 2017. Using a novel passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) system to alert ocean users to whale presence in near real-time can provide an effective mitigation strategy. Our research group is pioneering such a system in Atlantic Canada. The system uses autonomous ocean-going gliders and a specialized PAM system to detect, classify, and report whale calls back to shore at intervals of approximately every 2 hours (‘near-real time’).

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