Instead of sight, sperm whales are thought to use echolocation to seek their prey and navigate the topography of their environment. Baird's beaked whale is the second largest toothed whale after the sperm whale. Other females will assist with the birth which is quite fascinating for animals to be a part of. Sperm whale hearing abilities are not well known. Almost all that is known about deep sea squid has been learned from specimens found in the stomachs of captured Sperm Whales.
Sperm whales also produce a series of clicks called "codas. Females and young males live together in groups while mature males live solitary lives outside of the mating season. She had earlier picked it out to give it to him as a Christmas present. They feed primarily on cephalopods , including the giant squid Architeuthis dux. They mostly hunt medium-sized squid. For additional shock absorption they have six vertebrae that are fused together. You have successfully emailed this.
They also eat fish , octopus , and skate. Sperm whale can swim at the speed of 23 miles per hour. Their large, squared head makes one third of the total body size. Females carry their young for months, and calves are 13 feet 4 m long and weigh about a ton 1, kg when born. Sperm whales were hunted in the past for spermaceti oil, found only in the head of sperm whales and used in echolocation. Home Highlights Sperm Whale.
There are 18 to 26 teeth on either side of its lower jaw. Meet Ranger Rick Our beloved wildlife ambassador has been creating lifelong connections with nature for generations. Adult males lead a solitary life except for the breeding season. Sperm whales "see" in the dark depths of the ocean by using sonar or echolocation. Sperm whales can dive to 9, feet m and stay under water for up to two hours. The top jaw has sockets that the bottom teeth slide into when the mouth is closed.