Friday, 17 April 2015

Video: Rare Sperm Whale Encounter In The Gulf Of Mexico

The team of E/V Nautilus* uploaded three days ago an amazing video from an encounter they had with a sperm whale. The encounter took place at 598 meters below the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The magnificent creature circled Hercules several times and gave the cameras a chance to capture it in all its glory. According to the scientists, encounters between sperm whales and ROVs are extremely rare.


* The Exporation Vessel (E/V) Nautilus is a 64-meter research vessel with one simple goal. To explore the world's oceans! With the help of Hercules, Argus, Diana and other remotely operated vehicles, the crew continuously makes new contributions on biology, geology, archeology, and other sciences. Visit for LIVE video from the ocean floor!

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