An Ocean Observing System for Large-Scale Monitoring and Mapping of Noise Throughout the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Metadata Updated: April 16, 2021

This record represents raw passive acoustic data collected from the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS). From 2006 to 2011, researchers deployed arrays of bottom-mounted Marine Autonomous Recording Units (MARUs). These units continuously recorded low-frequency sound in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We analyzed recordings from these units for the presence of vocally-active baleen whales and fish species. We also combined MARU data with data from the U.S. Coast Guard's Automatic Identification System to calculate noise budget contributions from tracked vessels in the area. To investigate the potential effects of vessel noise on the acoustic communication of marine mammals, we integrated ship and whale data. Together with the National Park Service we use these data to develop tools for understanding long-term changes in the sanctuary's 'soundscape.'

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Metadata Date April 8, 2021
Metadata Created Date April 9, 2021
Metadata Updated Date April 16, 2021
Reference Date(s) September 21, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NGDC MGG Passive Acoustic

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Sanctuary map. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date April 8, 2021
Metadata Created Date April 9, 2021
Metadata Updated Date April 16, 2021
Reference Date(s) September 21, 2020 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
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Guid gov.noaa.ncei.pad:NEFSC_SBNMS_Raw_Data
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose., Cite as: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2020. An Ocean Observing System for Large-Scale Monitoring and Mapping of Noise Throughout the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/g3vk-v972 [access date].
Bbox East Long -70.12552
Bbox North Lat 42.8131
Bbox South Lat 42.066
Bbox West Long -70.53532
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Sanctuary map. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/pad/browse/NEFSC_SBNMS.jpg
Graphic Preview Type jpeg
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Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2007-12-19T00:00:00
Temporal Extent End 2010-05-24T00:00:00

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