Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
11 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 11 Apr 2017

Marine mammal tracks from two-hydrophone acoustic recordings made with a glider

Elizabeth T. Küsel, Tessa Munoz, Martin Siderius, David K. Mellinger, and Sara Heimlich


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AR by Elizabeth Küsel on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jan 2017) by Jacopo Chiggiato
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Mar 2017) by Jacopo Chiggiato
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2017) by Jacopo Chiggiato
Short summary
An ocean glider was tested during the REP14-MED experiment off the western coast of the island of Sardinia as a platform for recording sounds produced by whales and dolphins using two sensors. Sperm whale clicks as well as dolphin clicks and whistles were identified in the recordings. Automatically detected sperm whale clicks were used to estimate animal tracks. Such information is useful for marine mammal density estimation studies that use passive acoustics.