Suggested videos Sperm whale 2. The feeling I had of this attack was like being nearly hit by a moving train. I have a licence agreement. Skip to content Study with The Open University. Other books and later films were also based on the doomed whaleship. It contains two large oil-filled sacs, stacked one on top of the other, known as the spermaceti organ and the junk. They are as highly socialised and organised as the orca.
When these orcas set their sights on a pod of sperm whales, a chase ensues. While repairs were being made, a huge male sperm whale was spotted close to the ship. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Updated Wednesday 6th April It's an effective strategy.
But, when necessary, they employ their own cunning. Sunlight only penetrates the top couple of hundred metres of ocean. They were lying alongside us, close to the side of the boat. Risk his life to capture it on camera of course. Sperm whales eat squid.
It hit, stoving in the port side of the ship. It seemed the outer whales were even prepared to sacrifice themselves for the others. Bing Site Web Enter search term: The crew let the whale go, and rowed back to the Essex to make repairs. Saw this story on a Danish newspaper website. This was definitely no place for humans. Ambergris right , found in the whale's intestine, was valued as a stabilizer in perfumes.