Amazing Encounter With Huge Whale

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Amazing Encounter With Huge Whale

A huge sperm whale surprises the crew operating a deep-sea submersible.

Operators of a deep-sea research submersible got a huge surprise when a huge whale unexpectedly appeared close to their vehicle patrolling the deep-sea.

The encounter took place on 15th April 2015, when the whale approached a remotely-operated vehicle that called Hercules that was diving below Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, US.

The sperm whale appeared at depth of 598 meters, still comparatively shallow for species, which can dive as deep as 2000-3000m on hunt for prey for example squid.

Sperm whales are the largest of all toothed whales, and males are larger than females.

Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs are incredibly rare, say scientists onboard the E/V Nautilus, which was monitoring the incident.

News From BBC


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