Subject: Speed of whales (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Thu, 4 Feb 1999 14:16:22 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 11:47:34 -0600
From: Al Romero <romero@macalester.edu>
To: user39 <user39@ezl.com>
Cc: ask@whale.wheelock.edu, pita@whale.wheelock.edu
Subject: Speed of whales

At 11:43 AM 2/4/99 -0600, you wrote:
>How fast can whales swim?
>
>                               Sean Herzing
>                               Germantown Elementary School
>                                Germantown, Illinois
> 

The faster moving whale have been recorded at speeds of up to 30 km/h (16
knots).  Dolphins have been recorded to swim at speeds of up to 40 km/h (21
knots). For how long they can sustain such an speed?, that is another
question.

Best wishes,


Aldemaro Romero, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor
Environmental Studies Program
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
(651) 696-8157
(651) 696-6443 (fax)
romero@macalester.edu