Every year thousands of visitors flock to the seaside city of Victor Harbor, hoping to catch a glimpse of the gentle giants annual migration. There is something eerily spooky about hovering above an animal bigger than a double-decker bus that is somewhere beneath your boat. Sperm whales are one of the more common stranding species on the coasts of NSW. There have been 14 mass strandings of four or more sperm whales in the North Sea since the 16th century. Christopher Michel ] [Kaikoura: Mass strandings of this nature are rare although they have occurred over at least the last five hundred years. More important, however, is the fact that sperm whales were inhabiting waters far from their normal habitat and well beyond where any wind farm noise or vibrational disturbance could possibly have affected them.
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Environmental Conservation Online System. Our second backup live stream mounted in Powell River appears when the Beach Gardens camera is down. There are unique, coastal groups reported from various areas among the globe such as Scotland ,  Shiretoko Peninsula, off Kaikoura, in Davao Gulf. Reuben Buerge, Eagle Eye Adventures. Sexual Selection on a Grand Scale? Jumping out of water, lots of blowing.
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Parvorder Odontoceti Toothed whales cont. Outside breeding grounds, slow clicks are rarely heard, and usually near the surface. The fleet's scope and size increased over time, and larger ships entered the fishery. A continuous fat-filled canal transmits received sounds to the inner ear.
Description: Would you like to join us? American Cetacean Society Fact Sheet. Iniidae Inia Amazon river dolphin I. For some time researchers have been aware that pods of sperm whales may sleep for short periods, assuming a vertical position with their heads just below or at the surface. Atop the whale's skull is positioned a large complex of organs filled with a liquid mixture of fats and waxes called spermaceti.