This summer, a BioSonics-owned DT-X Automated Monitoring Systems (DT-X AMS) was installed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory, in Sequim, Washington, to acquire baseline environmental monitoring data that could assist future research at that location. BioSonics is operating this system and providing the data collected free of charge to PNNL. The BioSonics DTX-AMS tracks and logs detected marine life, from plankton to marine mammals, in real time, generating automated reports with no post processing or data analysis effort required. Interesting data is streaming in, see the marine mammal detection in the echogram below. Stay tuned for updates!
BioSonics’ unique, sonar-based monitor systems are used worldwide to quantify fish passage and assess behavioral impacts on aquatic animals including marine mammals, fish, and diving birds. Targets can be detected at ranges in excess of 200m and information includes the size, speed, and direction of travel for each target detected. BioSonics DT-X AMS technology is scalable and adaptable to a wide range of project locations and targets of interest. Contact BioSonics today to learn how DT-X AMS technology can provide valuable information for your project.
DT-X AMS echogram displaying marine mammal detected at range of >40 meters
VisAcq AutoTrack software automatically builds and records fish track lists in real time
BioSonics offers unique and innovative solutions to monitor fish passage and assess behavioral impacts on aquatic animals including marine mammals, fish, and diving birds.