Unravelling Underwater Mysteries: The Dominica Sperm Whale Project

Dominica is a “whale friendly” country that has earned the distinction of “Whale Watch Capital of the Caribbean.”

Until recently, little was known about the elusive Sperm Whales that are often seen off of the west coast of Dominica.

Sperm Whales in Dominica

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A Canadian whale biologist from Dalhousie University and his colleagues have made some amazing discoveries about these mysterious mammals that spend most of their lives underwater. He and his research team have spent several years following some Sperm Whale families to observe their methods of socialization and communication.

It appears that certain traits resemble those of humans more than one might think!

~ by visitdominica on February 14, 2012.

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