Archive for April 21st, 2014


Deep Diving Record Holder

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Until recently, the southern elephant seal held the world record for the deepest and longest mammalian dive at more than 1.5 miles depth and 120 minutes. In March, results of a new study were published that put a new marine mammal in the lead. The Cuvier’s beaked whale’s record breaking dive lasted for 2 hours […]

Incredible Action Taken by Sperm Whales

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Orcinus orca, commonly known as killer whales or orcas, are marine mammals that are very intelligent, having the second largest brain in the animal kingdom. Using their intelligence and skills, orcas use strategic hunting skills to occasionally prey on larger mammals such as sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus. Sperm whales live in well-defined social groups known […]