One or two of the females will dive to bring food to the young while other females care for all of them. Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division has found evidence of whales diving deeper and longer than normal when exposed to sonar The tags can record high-resolution diving depth data as well as GPS locations. However, it is easier now that the demand for oil from whales has dramatically diminished. Scientists in Germany found a remarkable relationship between the number of strandings and the activity of the sun. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales on earth.
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Apparently this sort of poopsplosion is a sperm whale defense mechanism -- sort of like a cephalopod releasing an ink cloud -- but both Keri's captain and his guide who collectively have over 50 years observing sperm whales in Dominica had never seen anything like this before! For the most part, these whales are spotted off the Kona coastline since the offshore trench is so deep. All around the world, whaling still exists. Kemp, the author of "Floating Gold: In New England, Hawaii, Alaska and many other places where whales are common, the whale watching industry has proven to make far better financial sense than whale hunting. Killer Whales in Hawaii Orca Whales.
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We were a little hesitant about going initially because of the price - however it was definitely worth it. They are so large that you will hardly believe your eyes. While leading a group on an underwater whale photography expedition off the coast of the Carribean island, Keri and four others were approached by what appeared to be a perfectly calm whale. To do so requires a certain interpretive knack. Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.
Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. As can be seen in these photographs, the sperm whale was unusually thin. Whalers once believed that the oily fluid was sperm, but scientists still do not understand the function of spermaceti. Jaime Escribano, spokesman for Murcia's environmental department, said the region will use both regional funds and assistance from the EU for the campaign. Second, they only appear in a few places on the planet but are very reliable to be found there.