Scientific Research Ethan McCool - Class 2 - May 13 - Genus Physeter

Reproduction is the the process of making offspring through sexual or asexual reproduction

Sperm whale mother and albino baby

Help!! Since the whaling Era in the 19th and 20th century. The Sperm Whale and other whales have been endangered and need help growing the population again!

Uses Energy

The process of eating food and turning it into energy then using the energy

Ocean Alliance CEO, Iain Kerr, developed a process to track sperm whales using a multi-beam scanning sonar. This technique enables researchers to calculate: the whale’s rate of descent, of ascent, its maximum depth of dive, its bearing, and its speed throughout complete dives. This information enables institute researchers to create a three-dimensional diagram of sperm whale dives. Using this technology the crew of the research vessel Odyssey made a fifteen-month study of sperm whale diving and feeding behavior on the whales’ breeding grounds near the Galapagos Islands.

Grow and Develop

Growth: increase in size or number of cells. Develop: Results in dif abilities

Sperm Whales are the largest toothed predator on earth. They grow up to 60 feet and weigh multiple tons!

Adapts to Environment

Living organisms are adapted to their environment. This means that the way they look, the way they behave, how they are built, or their way of life makes them suited to survive and reproduce in their habitats.

Sperm whales have the rounded off head shape to help them dive to the great distances where they get their food.

Sperm whales are the biggest toothed predator on the planet and they dive the deepest out of any other known whale. They adapted to do this in order to find their food supply of giant squid.

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