Accession Number:

ADA348237

Title:

Observations of Dolphin Swimming Speed and Strouhal Number.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for 1997,

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE