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How Sperm Whales Learned to Outsmart their Hunters

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Hey friends! Did you know that we might be able to decode sperm whale language soon? Watch here: https://youtu.be/N34ZK6QLWbE

The sperm whale is the world’s largest toothed predator. It also has the biggest brain of any animal on earth. This mind has helped them outwit their natural predators, but what happened when sperm whales came up against humans?

With fascinating facts and footage of pod life, we explore how sperm whales learned to evade 19thcentury whalers. It’s an incredible story of survival – yet now these marine giants are facing new threats.

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scientific sources:

02:13 spermaceti organ
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/D...

02:47 echolocation
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/A...
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/S...

03:14 biggest brain
https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology...

04:01 marguerite formation
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat...

04:42 whalers' success rate drop
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/do...



video sources:

03:3303:35
American Film Institute: Robert J. Flaherty / Nanook of the North, USA 1922: https://catalog.afi.com/Catalog/movie...

06:4006:43
https://splash247.com/routingforwha...
NOAA HIHWNMS, NOAA Photo Library
Ed Lyman /NOAA MMHSRP, NOAA Photo Library
https://www.bbc.com/news/ukenglandh...

Azores aerials of sperm whales (cinematographer: Mark Romanov, IG: @mark.romanov)
With Permission from Região Autônoma dos Açores under Filming Permit Number #12AORAC2018.

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