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Table 1 Summary of meteorological data for each cyclonic event in the South Atlantic Bight from 2017 to 2018 with the number of pelican locations recorded during each study period (temporal range of ‘baseline’ conditions, defined in-text)

From: Tropical cyclones alter short-term activity patterns of a coastal seabird

Cyclone BP Monthly Mean (kPa) BP Minimum (kPa) WV Monthly Mean (km/h) WV Maximum (km/h) Study Period Locations (n)
Irma 101.25 ± 0.43a 99.59a 10.4 ± 10.9a 61.2a 6–24 Sept. 2017 2901
Florence 101.56 ± 0.49b 100.17b 10.2 ± 7.2b 33.8b 9–18 Sept. 2018 1323
Michael 101.63 ± 0.58c 99.80c 11.3 ± 8.4b 49.9b 1–20 Oct. 2018 2124
  1. BP = barometric pressure, WV = wind velocity. Letters within each column indicate significant differences between study periods based on Wilcoxon rank sum test