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Table 1 Summary of satellite-tagged basking sharks used in this study

From: Eyes in the sky: linking satellite oceanography and biotelemetry to explore habitat selection by basking sharks

Shark Tag type Total length (m) Date tagged Duration (days) Number of Argos positions Track distance (km) Mean rate of movement (kmh−1)
B1 SPOT 7.2 18 Jun 05 10 51 152 1.30
B2 SPOT 8.2 3 Jul 05 9 17 132 1.80
B3 SPOT 6.4 3 Jul 05 17 49 256 1.13
B4 SPOT ? 21 Jul 05 36 84 701 1.29
B5 SPOT 7.1 21 Jul 05 17 42 324 1.72
B6 SPOT 5.9 26 Aug 05 45 177 946 1.64
B7 SPOT 7.2 26 Aug 05 8 47 148 2.03
B8 SPOT 6.7 3 Oct 05 5 26 109 2.48
B9 SPOT 6.7 3 Oct 05 9 34 138 1.58
B10 SPOT 8.8 3 Oct 05 7 20 67 1.21
53328 PSAT 7.2 18 Jun 05 79 Depth only   
53329 PSAT 8.1 3 Jul 05 98 Depth only   
52555 PSAT ? 21 Jul 05 82 Depth only   
52566 PSAT 7.7 21 Jul 05 78 Depth only   
52561 PSAT 7.1 21 Jul 05 80 Depth only   
52556 PSAT 7.3 21 Jul 05 68 Depth only   
52560 PSAT 7.0 26 Aug 05 42 Depth only   
  1. Data from the PSAT-tagged sharks were only used to describe the water column depth distribution of basking sharks during the study period. The ‘Duration’ column for the PSAT-tagged sharks refers to the number of days used in the depth distribution analysis, and only includes data from the same time period that SPOT-tagged sharks were tracked in the study site.