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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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.