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Table 1.

Means table of performance and timing variables measured in terrestrial and aquatic escape responses

AquaticTerrestrialStatistical comparison
Maximum instantaneous velocity (m s-11.01±0.063 (max.=1.4) 0.95±0.037 (max.=1.62) N.S. 
Maximum instantaneous acceleration (m s-2123.8±26.0 (max.=268.0) 42.9±3.3 (max.=116.0) P<0.05 
Maximum instantaneous acceleration taking into account acceleration due to gravity (m s-2123.8±26.0 (max.=268.0) 125.47±11.9 N.S. 
Time to end of stage 1 (ms) 44.67±7.55 88.18±7.61 P<0.05 
Time to end of stage 2 (ms) 38.56±6.25 42.12±1.68 N.S. 
Ratio of stage 1 duration to stage 2 duration 1.18±0.06 2.12±0.17 P<0.05 
Max. power (max. recorded) (W kg-1 muscle mass) 778   
Time to max. velocity (ms) 63±10.31 124.41±8.45 P<0.05 
AquaticTerrestrialStatistical comparison
Maximum instantaneous velocity (m s-11.01±0.063 (max.=1.4) 0.95±0.037 (max.=1.62) N.S. 
Maximum instantaneous acceleration (m s-2123.8±26.0 (max.=268.0) 42.9±3.3 (max.=116.0) P<0.05 
Maximum instantaneous acceleration taking into account acceleration due to gravity (m s-2123.8±26.0 (max.=268.0) 125.47±11.9 N.S. 
Time to end of stage 1 (ms) 44.67±7.55 88.18±7.61 P<0.05 
Time to end of stage 2 (ms) 38.56±6.25 42.12±1.68 N.S. 
Ratio of stage 1 duration to stage 2 duration 1.18±0.06 2.12±0.17 P<0.05 
Max. power (max. recorded) (W kg-1 muscle mass) 778   
Time to max. velocity (ms) 63±10.31 124.41±8.45 P<0.05 

Unless stated otherwise, values are means ± 1 s.e.m. N.S. denotes no significant difference.

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