Learn about Sperm Whale (Physeter Macrocephalus)

Max length: 18 m

Max weight: 44 tons

Largest of the toothed whales, sperm whales have an enormous box-like head with a single blowhole on the left of head at the front.  Body is dark grayish; skin often appears wrinkled behind head.  Back has a rounded or triangular hump followed by “knuckles” along spine.  Found only in deep water, they can be seen singly or in groups up to fifty.  


There is a huge size difference between adult males and females

Oceanic Cetacean Map

Cetacean in the Caribbean waters

You will find this specific Cetacean in the Caribbean sea
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Sperm whales are approachable by boat, but wary of swimmers
Extinct in Wild
Critically Endangered
Near Threatened
Least Concern