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Blue Whale Sound Production Recorded at SanctSound Site CI02_02

Metadata Updated: June 16, 2023

This record represents blue whale sound production detected from raw passive acoustic data. Blue whale B calls were detected using Triton's Blue Whale B Call Detector Remora. The detector uses spectrogram correlation (Mellinger and Clark, 2000) to detect calls with a kernel (an average B call) that is generated from a subset of calls. The kernel was calculated from 30 excellent quality B calls that were at least 24 hours apart. A kernel was generated per sanctuary for every six months of data. Kernel quality and optimal threshold settings were tested by running the detector through a subsample of data in which 200-400 calls were manually detected. The comparison between manual and automatic detections was used to calculate precision and recall of the detector, in percentages. Settings were considered optimal when precision and recall were both 85% or higher. These settings were then used to run the detector through the entire dataset for that deployment. Wav files were first decimated to 2 kHz sampling rate. Detector results were manually verified during time periods in which few detections were expected.These data were recorded at SanctSound Site CI02_02 between March 25, 2019 and July 23, 2019.

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Metadata Date June 15, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 30, 2021
Metadata Updated Date June 16, 2023
Reference Date(s) June 15, 2023 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC MGG Passive Acoustic

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Monitoring locations for the SanctSound project. Credit: NOAA

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 15, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 30, 2021
Metadata Updated Date June 16, 2023
Reference Date(s) June 15, 2023 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncei.pad:NOAA-Navy-SanctSound_CI02_02_bluewhale
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 Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and U.S Navy. 2021. Blue Whale Sound Production Recorded at SanctSound Site CI02_02, SanctSound Data Products. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/m21j-9g94. [access date].
Bbox East Long -120.5233
Bbox North Lat 34.0854
Bbox South Lat 34.0854
Bbox West Long -120.5233
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Monitoring locations for the SanctSound project. Credit: NOAA
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/pad/SanctSound/20181009-sound-monitoring-locations-1000.jpg
Graphic Preview Type jpeg
Harvest Object Id 6f5d23fd-b3f1-45c4-bec8-93eb573827fb
Harvest Source Id 8812445c-2f10-47c5-80d9-c1bc92ca956d
Harvest Source Title NGDC MGG Passive Acoustic
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Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [-120.5233, 34.0854]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2019-03-25T19:00:00Z
Temporal Extent End 2019-07-23T09:00:00Z

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