Table 1.

Dive data summary for tagged humpback whales

WhaleDate (m/d/yr)Foraging dives recordedDive duration (min)Maximum dive depth (m)Descent duration (min)Average descent speed (m s–1)Average descent angle (deg.)Proportion of descent gliding (%)Number of lunges per dive*Ascent duration (min)Average ascent speed (m s–1)Average ascent angle (deg.)
MnA9/28/04437.7±2.0139±291.3±0.41.7±0.2–57±847±188±4 (16)1.6±0.41.4±0.256±11
MnB9/28/04157.9±1.5156±251.1±0.11.5±0.4–60±850±146±3 (10)2.0±0.91.5±0.355±19
  • Values are means ± s.d. *Maximum value given in parentheses