FY16 Annual Report on PMRF Marine Mammal Monitoring
Technical Report,16 Oct 2017,16 Oct 2018
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific San Diego United States
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This report documents Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific SSC Pacific marine mammal monitoring efforts in FY16 for COMPACFLT at the Pacific Missile Range Facility PMRF, Kauai, Hawaii, including during U.S. Navy Mid-Frequency Active Sonar MFAS training. Data products both recorded hydrophone data, standard PMRF range products, and range craft deployed calibrated hydrophone data were obtained and analyzed. Results of fully automated processing are presented for all data collections throughout the fiscal year in terms of the beaked whale foraging dives per hour and the number of baleen whale and sperm whale passive acoustic localizations on and near the range. In addition, data from 2007 through 2010 was automatically processed for beaked whales, humpback whales and sperm whales, and plots of these results are presented as well.
- Biological Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors