Energetics of surface swimming in Brandt's cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus brandt).

@article{Ancel2000EnergeticsOS,
  title={Energetics of surface swimming in Brandt's cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus brandt).},
  author={Andr{\'e} Ancel and L. N. Starke and Paul J Ponganis and Ruud van Dam and Gerald L Kooyman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={203 Pt 24},
  pages={3727-31}
}
The energy requirements of Brandt's cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) during surface swimming were measured in birds swimming under a metabolic chamber in a water flume. From the oxygen consumption recordings, we extrapolated the metabolic rate and cost of transport at water speeds ranging from 0 to 1.3 m s(-)(1). In still water, the birds' mean mass… CONTINUE READING