Undersea Warfare Center, Canadian Forces Ready Marine Mammal Monitoring System

February 25, 2020 – Marine Mammal Monitoring (M3R) is an underwater acoustic sensor system being adopted by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport for use in a testing range in the northwest Salish Sea operated jointly by the U.S. Navy and Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental & Test Ranges (CFMETR). M3R utilizes a system of hydrophones and computer algorithms to detect, identify, and track marine mammals that might be approaching Navy testing ranges, enabling Navy personnel to avoid potentially injuring the animals. Dr. Dawn Grebner, a bioacoustician at NUWC…

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