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Table 1 Main characteristics of foraging trips of six Macaroni penguins

From: Influence of oceanographic structures on foraging strategies: Macaroni penguins at Crozet Islands

Trip phase Duration (j) Travel speed (km.h −1) Heading velocity (km.h −1) Current speed (km h −1) Animal direction ° Current direction °
Outward 3.8 ± 0.5 3.6 ± 1.3 3.5 ± 1.3 0.2 ± 0.2 11.4 ± 22.4 61.4 ± 97.8
n = 86
Central 9.7 ± 1.4 1.9 ± 1.1 1.7 ± 0.9 0.9 ± 0.4 141.4 ± 68.8 118.1 ± 37.9
n = 233
Inward 3.8 ± 1.1 3.3 ± 1.3 3.2 ± 1.3 0.3 ± 0.1 233.2 ± 45.0 246.3 ± 101.0
n = 96
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