Short-finned pilot whale G. This whale, among the English of old vaguely known as Trumpa whale, and the Physeter whale, and the Anvil Headed whale, is the present Cachalot of the French, the Pottfisch of the Germans, and the Macrocephalus of the Long Words. The sperm whale was named after the milky-white waxy substance, spermaceti, found in a cavity in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. Mammal review, 21 4 Instead, sloops concentrated on Nantucket Shoalswhere they would have taken right whales or went to the Davis Strait region to catch bowhead whales. Tracking of diving whales suggests that groups engage in herding of prey, similar to bait balls created by other species, though the research needs to be confirmed by tracking the prey. Biologists assumed that the DSL creatures were at the mercy of currents, drifting haplessly, helplessly along.
The females cooperate to protect and nurse their young.
Sperm Whale Facts
Their clicks are among the most powerful sounds in the animal kingdom see above. At the crux of the whale's jaw, the lozenge-shaped yellow portion shown above, right is the "acoustic fat pad. But Benoit-Bird and colleagues have found that even microscopic plants and animals can lead active and finicky lives. Fishermen do not catch the deep-sea creatures that sperm whales eat, and the deep sea is likely to be more resistant to pollution than surface layers. The oxygenated blood can be directed towards only the brain and other essential organs when oxygen levels deplete.