Hercules, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) captures a sperm whale cruising around 600 meters in the Gulf of Mexico. National Geographic researchers reported seeing the whale breach the surface, “And then, moments later, he was 2,000 feet down.”
- They can hold their breath up to 90 minutes.
- They can dive to approximately 2,000 metres in search of food.
- The females live in pods up to 20 individuals, while adult males roam the oceans alone.
- They eat approximately 900 Kg of squid and fish per day.
- Once hunted for oily substance, spermaceti used as fuel and as a lubricant, they are now listed as vulnerable by conservationists.
- Spermaceti is pretty amazing; used for buoyancy and echolocation.
- Largest toothed whale; males can reaching sizes up to 20 metres.
- They are found in any ocean not covered with ice.
Other Sperm whale videos (Viewer discretion is advised)
Pod of sperm whales adopt a deformed dolphin.
Visit PBS for more on the video listed below.