2 edition of Sperm whales found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Series||World life library, World life library (Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||72|
Sperm Whales can be found worldwide in areas with a water depth of 2, feet or more, allowing them access to their key food source, squid. Their migration patterns are not as predictable as those of baleen whales, while some whales seem to migrate north during the summer, there are populations in tropical and temperate regions which show no seasonal migration. With this book, Hal Whitehead gives us a clearer picture of the ecology and social life of sperm whales than we have ever had before. Based on almost two decades of field research, Whitehead describes their biology, behavior, and habitat; how they organize their societies and how their complex lifestyles may have evolved in this unique :
Sperm whales can dive to feet ( meters) in pursuit of giant squid, their primary prey. Interesting Facts: Sperm whales have huge heads (40% of the body length) and possess the largest brain of any creature that has ever lived on Earth. Sperm whales produce intense clicks, sometimes in a series. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
Over 20 species of whale have been spotted in the waters around the island, with the most common including short-fin pilot whales, false killer whales, melon head whales, pygmy sperm whales, and humpback whales. The pod of sperm whales is the biggest draw though. With temperatures pretty constant, and plenty of sheltered bays along the west. Underwater footage and awe-inspiring first-hand accounts of divers who are swimming with sperm whales that are trying to communicate. From author James Nestor's talk .
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Sperm Whales () is part of the World Life Library series by Voyageur Press. Written by Jonathan Gordon, who has studied sperm whales for over two decades, this book introduces the largest member of the toothed whales to a general audience, describing its physical attributes, life history and social organization, deep diving abilities, its varied vocal repertoire, benign research on the /5(11).
The book then gives a detailed account of the sperm whale's prey and predators (primarily killer whales), movements and migrations, the size, structure, and parameters of populations, behavior and vocalizations, the complex nature of sperm whale society and culture (which is compared to other K-selected animals, such as elephants), and finally Cited by: The book revolves around his visits with three scientists studying animals in the field: sperm whales in the Caribbean, chimpanzees in Uganda and macaws in.
Sperm whale males reach sexual maturity around 18 years old and females at 9 years old. Males battle for mating rights, then breed with multiple females. Male sperm whales do not create harems of females like other animals.
The sperm whale pregnancy term lasts about 15 months, resulting in a single calf. Fascinating book about Sperm Whales (a mix of research data - a little dry and over my head and more readable stuff about the whale's social structures.
Turns out they most resemble elephants in the way they live.4/5. Famed in story as "the great leviathans," sperm whales are truly creatures of extremes.
Giants among all whales, they also have the largest brains of any creature on Earth. Males can reach a length of sixty-two feet and can weigh upwards of fifty tons. With this book, Hal Whitehead gives us a clearer picture of the ecology and social life of sperm whales than we have ever had before.
Jonathan Gordon's Sperm Whales is a relatively short book. However, Sperm Whales contains some absolutely breathtaking photographs of the world's largest toothed animal.
Alternating full-sized photos with accompanying text, the book does not take too long to read/5. Leonard Everett Fisher's fine illustrations reimagine sperm whales as constellations in the sky. Scheffer's book, published inushered in an environmentally aware age. : Guardian Staff.
Famed in story as "the great leviathans," sperm whales are truly creatures of extremes. Giants among all whales, they also have the largest brains of any creature on Earth. Males can reach a length of sixty-two feet and can weigh upwards of fifty this book, Hal Whitehead gives us a clearer picture of the ecology and social life of sperm whales than we have ever had before.
Based on. Sperm whale, (Physeter catodon), also called cachalot, the largest of the toothed whales, easily recognized by its enormous square head and narrow lower jaw. The sperm whale is dark blue-gray or brownish, with white patches on the belly. It is thickset and has small paddlelike flippers and a series of rounded humps on its back.
Males attain a. French photographer and filmmaker Stephane Granzotto captured this behavior while diving in the Mediterranean, where he was documenting sperm whales for his photo book on the creatures titled. Sperm whales were mainstays of whaling's 18th and 19th century heyday.
A mythical albino sperm whale was immortalized in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, though Ahab's nemesis was apparently based on. Ambergris (/ ˈ æ m b ər ɡ r iː s / or / ˈ æ m b ər ɡ r ɪ s /, Latin: ambra grisea, Old French: ambre gris), ambergrease, or grey amber, is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour produced in the digestive system of sperm whales.
Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. It acquires a sweet, earthy scent as it ages, commonly likened to the. Sperm whales (Physeter catodon), or cachalots, are the largest of the toothed whales, with males up to 19 meters (62 feet) long—more than five times the length of a large elephant —and females up to 12 meters (39 feet) in length.
They are easily recognized by. (Book recommendation: The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell) Although sperm whales are the largest living toothed carnivores, they only have teeth in their lower jaws, and most probably don't chew their mostly-cephalopod prey much, if at all.
In his book about the natural history of sperm whales, Thomas Beale, a surgeon aboard a whaleship, described them as "a most timid and. Sperm whale --Social behavior & family life --World's most impressive diver --Acoustic world of the sperm whale --Benign research --Where to see sperm whales --Sperm whale facts.
Series Title: World life library. Responsibility: Jonathan Gordon. More information: Publisher description. Swimming with sperm whales. For the next few days your skipper and guide will analyse the weather and movements of the sperm whales to get you in the right place at the right time to see these magnificent creatures and if the conditions allow it, swim with them too.
Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell have been studying sperm whales, and other cetaceans, for a combined total of 50 years; Whitehead’s last book, Sperm Whales: Social Evolution in Author: Philip Hoare.
To learn from the sperm whales of the Caribbean as to better help conserve and protect the populations and cultural diversity of cetaceans worldwide.
Our research program integrates both a long-term observational approach and innovative technology to address key questions about this marine apex predator.
While the project's main objectives. Sperm Whale Encounter. written by Monique Fallows. Posted on Sunday, As we approached we found to our great excitement that the spouts belonged to a couple of female sperm whales.
These are whales that we do not come across very often and as such we do not have a lot of experience on how to approach them, and we have never dived with them.Sperm whales are named after the spermaceti oil (wax) that they produce in the spermaceti organ located in their head.
It is because of this oil that man hunted the sperm whales, going after the prized spermaceti oil that was used to make smokeless candles during the 19 th century. Sperm whales are one of the deepest diving whales, they usually dive hundreds of meters to find their food but.
The sperm whales consume nearly a ton of fish and squids a day and often dive as much as 3, feet below the ocean in search of prey. They are also highly sociable animals and live together in large groups of 15 to 20 animals where females often exhibit communal : Oishimaya Sen Nag.