Table 2.

Scaling of swimming speed predicted by mathematical models

Jet model Paddle model
u=ambMeasuredPredictedL1L2PredictedL1L2
b 0.170.260.130.390.33*0.190.48
a −1.4−1.1*−1.2−1.0−3.0*−3.1−2.9
  • u, swimming speed; m, body mass; a, scaling constant; b, scaling exponent (asterisks denote significant difference from measurement); L1 lower limit of 95% confidence interval; L2 upper limit of 95% confidence interval; N=18.