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Table 4 Differences in foraging and transiting habitat (mean ± standard deviation) using Mann–Whitney U tests with statistically significant results in italics

From: Behavior of satellite-tracked Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) in relation to environmental factors around the western Antarctic Peninsula

  Foraging Transiting U P value
Whale 1
N 203 99   
SIC (%) 51.18 ± 33.84 52.95 ± 33.87 10,131 0.91
SIE (km) −187.72 ± 136.98 −125.71 ± 96.06 7174 5.47e−05
Bath. (km) −2.76 ± 1.71 −2.23 ± 1.51 7457 0.00028
SST (C) −0.69 ± 1.59 −1.27 ± 0.65 11,641 0.03
Whale 2
N 193 44   
SIC (%) 17.95 ± 18.24 7.68 ± 13.75 6134 2.65e−07
SIE (km) −48.65 ± 52.49 −19.24 ± 67.90 3378 0.035
Bath. (km) −2.14 ± 1.74 −2.06 ± 1.71 4224 0.96
SST (C) 0.65 ± 2.19 −0.75 ± 1.09 5224 0.02
Whale 3
N 20 370   
SIC (%) 2.07 ± 3.57 27.34 ± 11.00 234.5 < 2.2e−16
SIE (km) 1.82 ± 16.35 −28.86 ± 12.90 7059 7.94e−12
Bath. (km) −0.17 ± 0.20 −0.40 ± 0.14 5853 9.27e−06
SST (C) 0.17 ± 0.90 −1.49 ± 0.15 7382 < 2.2e−16
  1. Periods with uncharacterized behavioral states were excluded. SIE specifically refers to the whales’ distance to the sea ice extent, with negative values indicating the whale is within the pack ice