Favorite

Look At These Snoozing Whales of the Day

Share
Tweet
Stumble
Pin It
Email
look at these snoozing wh,look at these snoozing whales,pod of sperm whales,sleeping whales,Sperm whales
By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

This is how sperm whales sleep, but Matt Kaplan at Nature has the story behind this incredible shot:

A team led by Luke Rendell at the University of St Andrews [was] monitoring calls and behavior in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) off the northern Chile coast when they accidentally drifted into the middle of a pod of whales hanging vertically in the water, their noses poking out of the surface. At least two of the whales were facing the boat, but not a single animal responded. It was actually pretty scary. The boat had drifted into the group with its engine off [while] I was below decks making acoustic recordings. Once I saw the situation I decided the best thing to do was to try and sail our way out of the group rather than turn the engine on and have them all react.

[highdefinite]

Comments
Back to Top