Tagged: Oceans

Sperm Whales

The New York Times just ran an article about Sperm Whales, and their modes of communication. They seem to have an elaborate language that we don’t understand yet. The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest predator on  earth. Mature males average 16 metres (52 ft) in length, with some reaching more than 20 metres. The head represents up to one-third of the animal’s length. They can dive down to 2,250 metres (7,382 ft). The sperm whale makes clicking sounds, which is a form of echolocation as well as communication. Sperm whales’ brains are the largest ever known, around six...