Sperm Whale Facts – Meet The World’s Largest Toothed Predator

Sperm Whale

The sperm whale is the world’s largest toothed predator, and one of the deepest-diving, hunting giant squid at depths of over 2 km / 1.24 miles below the surface.

Moby Dick, the fearsome “white whale” in Herman Melville’s book of the same name, was based on a sperm whale. Melville’s story was partly based on a real incident in which a whaling ship was sunk after having been attacked by a sperm whale.

On this page you’ll find a complete guide to this formidable marine mammal…

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