Observations of Dolphin Swimming Speed and Strouhal Number.
Final rept. for 1997,
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of this study was to record maximum dolphin swimming speeds sustainable for several seconds with free-ranging and captive dolphins utilizing different motivational strategies. Recordings were used to determine relationships between the various kinematic parameters, particularly the Strouhal number, which characterizes dolphin swimming motion. Comparisons are made, where possible, with results from previous studies.