Table 2.

Lunge data summary for tagged humpback whales

WhaleDate (m/d/yr)Number of lungesMaximum velocity (m s–1)Lunge duration (s)Time between consecutive lunges (s)Change in pitch during lunge (deg.)Body pitch at jaw opening (deg.)
MnA9/28/043622.7±0.315±118±648±220±22
MnB9/28/04892.3±0.616±325±555±28–16±24
  • Values are means ± s.d.