Winning photograph of sperm whale
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Photographs of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) the photo was the Grand Prize winner of the Blue Earth Underwater Photo contest in Japan.
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It’s a two-day party for these underwater giants.
Description:They are recognised by the large bulge on the front of their head which contains spermaceti, a liquid which hardens into wax while cold and was prized by whalers Little is known about the hunting habits of the creatures, as they can dive up to 7,ft deep to feast on squid, holding their breath for up to 90 minutes Sperm whales are able to dive as deep as 7, ft, making them the second deepest diving mammal after Cuvier's beaked whale. The Mediterranean population is particularly susceptible to collisions with ships and entanglement with fishing gear 1. It is thought that the selective hunting of the largest, breeding males will have decreased pregnancy rates, and the loss of the largest females from nursery groups would have decreased the survival of the groups 1. Two adolescent whales on their way to a social gathering: Our technique is relatively simple. Top Sperm whale conservation As a species, the sperm whale is not facing immediate threat, but some populations need to be carefully monitored, and there is need for tight management of any exploitation 1. Ambergris is a substance that collects around the indigestible beaks of squid in the stomach of the whale, and was highly prized for use as a fixative in the perfume industry.