SPERM WHALE

 

(Physetermacrocephalus)

This is the world champion of diving whales and plunges very deep to feed on squid. Its teeth can grow up to 25 cm and weigh up to 500 g. The blowhole, a cetacean’s nose, is on the front left side of the head. That is why it has a typical low 45° blow.

MAX LENGTH: 18,3 m.

MAX WEIGHT: 57 ton.

DIVE TIME: 40-120 min.

DIVE DEPTH: -2250 m.

MAX AGE: 70 years.