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Steve G wrote:Interesting. Despite my storied deep diving talents I have never seen one. Crazy long breath hold. You'd think that these things must be the sloths of the whales.
chris oak wrote:I thought sperm whales held that record. Beaked whales are usually very very skittish but John Hughes showed me a video of one once that swam right up to their boat.
On sperm whales it's kinda crazy, the spermaceti oil in their head solidifies as they go deeper and works like a weight. I think they go down and blast the squid with a series of focused clicks that disorients them so they can eat them.
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