Sperm Whale Facts
There are some interesting sperm whale facts.
* Sperm Whale
is a toothed
and it can grow up to 20
metres long and weigh up to 50
* It is the largest
* It has a huge square forehead, which is believed to help it to dive
deep, or possibly help it to produce the clicks used for echolocation.
* Sperm whale
is about 200
times heavier than dwarf sperm whale.
* It is the largest predator in
the world. It is more than 100 times larger than the largest land
predators such as tigers and bears.
* The blow of
sperm whale is
angled forwards and to the left, and is up to two metres high.
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Sperm whale has got the largest
brain in the world - it can weigh about
8kg. However it doesn't mean that it is the world's smartest animal -
it has got a large body too.
* Sperm whale is a great
diver - it dives deep (3km) down to the ocean where it
finds its prey - the giant
* While most other whales can hold their breath for 20ish minutes,
sperm whale can hold it for two
hours - something that it needs on its great dives.
* Sperm whales have about 50 20-cm-long teeth in their lower
* The largest giant squid
found in a sperm whale's stomach was 12 meters long.
* A sperm whale eats
more than a tonne of squid a day.
* Every year, sperm whales eat
more food than the total amount of fish
caught in the whole world.
* Male and female
sperm whales only meet during the mating season.
During the rest of the year, they feed on separate grounds.