Accession Number:

ADA533837

Title:

Development and Validation of a Mobile, Autonomous, Broadband Passive Acoustic Monitoring System for Marine Mammals

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Our long-range objective is to understand the oceanographic processes that influence the distribution of whales in the ocean. In support of this objective we seek to develop a fully-integrated autonomous acoustic observing system capable of detecting and classifying a wide range of marine mammal vocalizations from blue whales to beaked whales 10 Hz - 100 kHz with proven performance. This work will ultimately improve our ability to predict whale distribution and bolster efforts to mitigate human impacts on marine mammals.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE