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Table 3 The mean speed of northward migrations of 16 humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) tagged off the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) in 2012–2017

From: First description of migratory behavior of humpback whales from an Antarctic feeding ground to a tropical calving ground

PTT GC speed (km/hr) Mean speed during migration (km/h) Mean speed WAP—Cape Horn (km/hr) Mean speed Cape Horn—Peninsula de Paracas (km/h) Mean speed Peninsula de Paracas—Zona Reserverda Illescas (km/h) Mean speed Zona Reserverda Illescas and above (km/h)
112699 5.5 5.8 4.9 6.4 4.4 3.4
12,236 1.2 1.7 1.7 NA NA NA
123232 5.5 5.8 4.7 6.2 3.8 3
121210 5.1 5.5 3.6 6 6.5 2
121207 4.6 4.7 5.9 4.4 NA NA
123224 6.3 6.6 6.3 6.7 NA NA
131130 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.2 7.2 2.5
131132 5.8 6.1 5.6 6.3 NA NA
131136 6.6 6.8 7.2 6.7 NA NA
131133 6.5 6.7 5.6 7.1 NA NA
131127 6.2 6.9 6.1 7.2 NA NA
166128 5.6 5.9 5.4 6 NA NA
166125 6 6.3 6 7.3 NA NA
166123 6.6 6.9 8 7.4 4.9 3.4
166122 5.2 5.7 5.6 5.8 NA NA
166126 6.6 7.3 5.7 8.5 NA NA