The new PAMGUARD Whistle and Moan detector has been successfully used to detect whistles from 17 species of Odontocete and moans from one species of baleen whales. The detector is fully incorporated into the PAMGUARD framework and will run in real time using only a fraction of available processing power in most modern desktop and laptop computers. The detector output is displayed as an overlay on the spectrogram display. If a multi element hydrophone array is used, bearing and range information to detected contours can be displayed on the PAMGUARD map. A second new module which classifies detected whistles to species has also been implemented in PAMGUARD. The classifier works by accumulating statistics over many detected whistles and basing its decision on the parameters of the group of whistles rather than on single whistle contours.
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