Pacific Missile Range Facility Marine Mammal Monitoring
[Technical Report, Final Report]
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
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This report documents Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific NIWC Pacific marine mammal monitoring efforts in fiscal year FY 2021 for Commander, Pacific Fleet COMPACFLT at the Pacific Missile Range Facility PMRF, Kauai, Hawaii. This report includes our teams research of four areas 1 Raw acoustic data from 62 bottom-mounted hydrophones at PMRF were recorded at the full bandwidth sample rate of 96 kHz and at a decimated sample rate of 6 kHz. This report updates last years report with inclusion of 3203.7 hours of new data collected from September 4, 2020 to August 26, 2021. 2 Abundance results for baleen whales from September 4, 2020 to August 26, 2021 including minke, humpback, andlow-frequency baleen whales Brydes, fin, sei, and blue whales. 3 Abundance results for odontocetes from September 4, 2020 to August 26, 2021 including Blainvilles, Cross Seamount CSM, Longmans, and Cuviers beaked whales, sperm whales, and killer whales. 4 Disturbance and noise analyses conducted at PMRF.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Biological Oceanography
- Statistics and Probability