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Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus

Description:

A couple of sperm whales spotted of the coast of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. Fun fact 1: The whale in Moby Dick is a sperm whale. Fun fact 2: Sperm whales have the largest brain of any creature known to have lived on Earth.

Habitat:

The sperm whales are have global distribution, prefering ice-free waters over 1,000 meters deep. Sperm whale "hot spots" include the Azores archipelago, north-eastern US coast and the Gulf of Mexico.


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Açores, Portugal

Lat: 37.72, Long: -25.62

Spotted on Sep 17, 2017
Submitted on Sep 29, 2017

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