Table 1.

Dive data summary for tagged fin whales

WhaleDateNumber of divesDive duration (min)Maximum dive depth (m)Descent duration (min)Maximum descent speed (m s-1)Mean descent speed (m s-1)Mean descent angle (deg.)Proportion of descent gliding (%)Number of lunges per diveAscent duration (min)Maximum ascent speed (m s-1)Mean ascent speed (m s-1)Mean ascent angle (deg.)Ascent fluking frequencies (Hz)
20 Aug 03 7.3±0.6 228±9 1.7±0.4 5.8±0.3 3.4±0.2 -57±9 37±14 3.5±0.5 1.3±0.3 3.6±0.5 2.2±0.3 60±7 0.29±0.02 
21 Aug 03 7.9 267 2.0 5.6 3.7 -57 43 1.3 4.0 2.5 70 0.23 
22 Aug 03 7.2±0.4 257±4 1.9±0.1 5.7±0.1 4.0±0.3 -48±4 69±18 5.5±0.8 1.4±0.2 3.3±0.3 2.4±0.4 65±6 0.30±0.02 
23 Aug 03 6.9 238 2.3 5.4 3.5 -61 31 1.3 2.6 2.1 47 0.27 
25 Aug 03 6.2±1.1 242±14 1.6±0.4 5.7±0.3 3.9±0.3 -48±9 74±14 3.8±1.9 1.7±0.3 3.2±0.3 2.4±0.2 65±4 0.31±0.01 
26 Aug 03 6.2±0.5 270±4 1.6±0.3 5.9±0.1 3.9±0.6 -55±7 54±28 4.4±1.7 1.4±0.4 3.6±0.2 2.4±0.2 67±6 0.30±0.01 
26 Aug 03 8.0 271 2.0 5.1 3.3 -52 44 1.8 3.5 2.6 64 0.21 
Overall mean   7.0±1.0 248±18 1.7±0.4 5.7±0.3 3.7±0.4 -53±8 55±23 4.4±1.4 1.4±0.3 3.4±0.4 2.4±0.3 64±7 0.29±0.03 
WhaleDateNumber of divesDive duration (min)Maximum dive depth (m)Descent duration (min)Maximum descent speed (m s-1)Mean descent speed (m s-1)Mean descent angle (deg.)Proportion of descent gliding (%)Number of lunges per diveAscent duration (min)Maximum ascent speed (m s-1)Mean ascent speed (m s-1)Mean ascent angle (deg.)Ascent fluking frequencies (Hz)
20 Aug 03 7.3±0.6 228±9 1.7±0.4 5.8±0.3 3.4±0.2 -57±9 37±14 3.5±0.5 1.3±0.3 3.6±0.5 2.2±0.3 60±7 0.29±0.02 
21 Aug 03 7.9 267 2.0 5.6 3.7 -57 43 1.3 4.0 2.5 70 0.23 
22 Aug 03 7.2±0.4 257±4 1.9±0.1 5.7±0.1 4.0±0.3 -48±4 69±18 5.5±0.8 1.4±0.2 3.3±0.3 2.4±0.4 65±6 0.30±0.02 
23 Aug 03 6.9 238 2.3 5.4 3.5 -61 31 1.3 2.6 2.1 47 0.27 
25 Aug 03 6.2±1.1 242±14 1.6±0.4 5.7±0.3 3.9±0.3 -48±9 74±14 3.8±1.9 1.7±0.3 3.2±0.3 2.4±0.2 65±4 0.31±0.01 
26 Aug 03 6.2±0.5 270±4 1.6±0.3 5.9±0.1 3.9±0.6 -55±7 54±28 4.4±1.7 1.4±0.4 3.6±0.2 2.4±0.2 67±6 0.30±0.01 
26 Aug 03 8.0 271 2.0 5.1 3.3 -52 44 1.8 3.5 2.6 64 0.21 
Overall mean   7.0±1.0 248±18 1.7±0.4 5.7±0.3 3.7±0.4 -53±8 55±23 4.4±1.4 1.4±0.3 3.4±0.4 2.4±0.3 64±7 0.29±0.03 

Values are means ± s.d.

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