The team from Proteus Technologies ran out and did a test to upload data from the EARS (Environmental Acoustic Recording System) mooring on Nov 7th and saw a sperm whale on the surface a few miles from the EARS mooring!
The real time EARS has been moored for over 3 weeks and continuously monitoring and recording acoustic data at our west research site. In parallel with the data recording, they are running a detection algorithm on all the continuously sampled data (192 ksps) and logging the detections. They uploaded eight periods of detection data from the mooring.
Each period represented approximately 8 hours of time over the 24 days the EARS mooring has been in place. An initial validity check on the data indicated that the data files are correct and we have many periods of quiet as well as high levels of detections. The next step will be to recover the mooring and compare the detection performance against the raw data.
Good work, Team Proteus!