This type of behaviour where the group of orcas tries to separate a single, usually young individual, is also known from their attacks on other whales, like grey whales off the California coast. It just couldn't digest the waste it had swallowed, causing its digestive system to rupture. Close Financial Times International Edition. The rasp of an aqualung can spook the whales, so I must rely on lung power, mask, snorkel, wetsuit and fins. That's what Shawn Heinrichs observed off the Sri Lankan coast last week. I descend towards the whales, who emit a series of clicking noises, presumably checking me out with echolocation.
Outsiders, he pointed out, were often behind the biggest advancements in science. When startled, the Pygmy Sperm Whale emits a dense cloud of reddish-brown intestinal fluid that acts as a decoy much like the ink of a squid. Whales Around Iceland Anna T Yes, I realize that the idea of talking to sperm whales sounds nuts. Darts 19 Full Episodes.
Snorkeling and freediving with orcas and whales. Its most inventive technique is known as bubble net feeding: Go here for Android, and here for iPhone. Ron Watkins What's in the Camera Bag: Whales, icebergs, seals, penguins. When these orcas set their sights on a pod of sperm whales, a chase ensues.
This is what it sounds like: DareWin is working with a team of engineers on a small submersible machine capable of recording more information about the coda clicks. It certainly sounded ludicrous to me when I first met Mr. The IWC is the body charged with regulating whaling and addressing the vast number of other threats to whales, dolphins and porpoises in our oceans such as shipping, climate change, and bycatch. The disruptive gurgle of scuba gear scares the animals away. Sperm whales can dive up to 3, feet deep.