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dc.contributor.authorLacey, Claire
dc.contributor.authorLeaper, Russell
dc.contributor.authorMoscrop, Anna
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Douglas Michael
dc.contributor.authorMcLanaghan, Richard
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Steve
dc.identifier.citationLacey , C , Leaper , R , Moscrop , A , Gillespie , D M , McLanaghan , R & Brown , S 2010 , ' Photo-grammetric measurements of swimming speed and body length of basking sharks observed around the Hebrides, Scotland ' , Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom , vol. 90 , no. 2 , pp. 361-366 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-0541-8193/work/30016744
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9628-157X/work/60427068
dc.descriptionThis work was funded and conducted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.en
dc.description.abstractPhoto-grammetric techniques developed for measuring body length and small scale movement patterns of cetaceans were applied to surface swimming basking sharks off the west coast of Scotland. These methods removed the need for close approaches, reducing the likelihood of disturbing the focal animal. Average swimming speed was calculated from the total path length between shark locations measured at approximately one minute intervals. These average speeds varied from 0.49 to 0.73 ms−1 for tracks of between 30 and 170 minutes' duration. Body length measurements ranged between 2.35 and 6.43 m. For ten sharks where body length and swimming speed were measured there was a significant correlation between body length (L) and swimming speed (V) expressed as V = 0.36L033.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdomen
dc.subjectBasking sharken
dc.subjectPhoto-gammetric techniquesen
dc.subjectSize estimationen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titlePhoto-grammetric measurements of swimming speed and body length of basking sharks observed around the Hebrides, Scotlanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sound Tags Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bioacoustics groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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