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Table 2.

Kinematic parameters calculated from analysis of video footage recorded during steady swimming in four leopard sharks

LProp-wave velocity CPropulsive wavelength λTailbeat frequencyVelocity of wave of muscle strain
(cm)(cm s-1)(% L)(Hz)(cm s-1)
94.5 96.7 95.7 1.07 125.8 
70.5 57.0 94.8 0.85 83.5 
84.0 62.1 51.7 1.43 149.5 
77.5 66.3 72.5 1.18 116.0 
LProp-wave velocity CPropulsive wavelength λTailbeat frequencyVelocity of wave of muscle strain
(cm)(cm s-1)(% L)(Hz)(cm s-1)
94.5 96.7 95.7 1.07 125.8 
70.5 57.0 94.8 0.85 83.5 
84.0 62.1 51.7 1.43 149.5 
77.5 66.3 72.5 1.18 116.0 

L, total body length; C, propulsive wave velocity;λ, propulsive wavelength.

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