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Fig. 5 | Movement Ecology

Fig. 5

From: A spherical-plot solution to linking acceleration metrics with animal performance, state, behaviour and lifestyle

Fig. 5

Example ‘lifestyle’ plots for different species and situations. These show how DBA values are distributed across the surface of the g-sphere (continuous lines) and the time allocated to those values (dashed lines of equivalent colour) over 24 h for (a) 3 Magellanic penguins (blue), 3 Eurasian beavers (purple) and 3 domestic sheep (red) and (b) three people; a child (yellow) and 2 adults, one of whom hiked extensively during the period (red) while the other was essentially sedentary (blue). Note the species-specific similarities (species that employ most diverse body angles have the highest percentage of the sphere coverage) but that differences between individuals can be manifest in either the time or DBA allocations on the sphere

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