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)
A20 Aug 0387.3±0.6228±91.7±0.45.8±0.33.4±0.2-57±937±143.5±0.51.3±0.33.6±0.52.2±0.360±70.29±0.02
B21 Aug 0317.92672.05.63.7-574361.34.02.5700.23
C22 Aug 0367.2±0.4257±41.9±0.15.7±0.14.0±0.3-48±469±185.5±0.81.4±0.23.3±0.32.4±0.465±60.30±0.02
D23 Aug 0316.92382.35.43.5-613141.32.62.1470.27
E25 Aug 0366.2±1.1242±141.6±0.45.7±0.33.9±0.3-48±974±143.8±1.91.7±0.33.2±0.32.4±0.265±40.31±0.01
F26 Aug 0356.2±0.5270±41.6±0.35.9±0.13.9±0.6-55±754±284.4±1.71.4±0.43.6±0.22.4±0.267±60.30±0.01
G26 Aug 0318.02712.05.13.3-524461.83.52.6640.21
Overall mean7.0±1.0248±181.7±0.45.7±0.33.7±0.4-53±855±234.4±1.41.4±0.33.4±0.42.4±0.364±70.29±0.03
  • Values are means ± s.d.