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Captive dolphins spend about 80% of their time at the surface, begging for food/attention, or logging at the surface in boredom/.depression. Wild dolphins spend about 80% of their time underwater swimming, socializing, playing, hunting, and exploring the ever-changing ocean.
Lydersen et al, 2013
The animal was completely white, except for a few small dark patches on the ventral side of its fluke. The baleen plates were light-coloured, but the animal’s eyes had normal (dark) colouration. This latter characteristic indicates that the animal was not an albino; it was a leucistic individual. The animal was a full-sized adult and was engaged in ‘‘bubble-feeding’’, together with 1520 other humpback whales, each time it was seen. Subsequent to these sightings, polling of the marine mammal science community has resulted in the discovery of two other observations of white humpback whales in the Barents Sea area, one in 2004 and another in 2006; in both cases the observed individuals were adult animals. It is likely that all of these sightings are of the same individual, but there is no genetic or photographic evidence to confirm this suggestion. The rarity of observations of such white individuals suggests that they are born at very low frequencies or that the ontogenetic survival rates of the colour morph are low.
Image: Photographs of a white humpback whale from Svalbard, taken on 10 August 2012, showing (a) the animal swimming with an individual of normal colouration; (b) the white individual’s dorsal side and serrated trailing edge of the ﬂuke; and (c) the underside of the ﬂuke, with dark patches of pigmentation.
5 FACT YOU PROBABLY DIDNT KNOW ABOUT ECHOLOCATION IN SPERM WHALE
- At least a quarter of a sperm whale’s length is dedicated to its nose a third in mature bull sperm whales. This giant nose is actually an elaborate sound-generating device.
- A sperm whale’s blowhole is on the front left side of its head. This is the animal’s left nasal passage. The right nasal passage has no exterior opening. Instead, it supplies air to the ‘monkey lips’ for sound production.
The monkey lips vibrate and the sounds they make bounce off an air sac. They then pass through the waxy, liquid contents of the spermaceti organ and are reflected off an air sac behind it.
The sounds pulse through several lenses of fat – whalers called them ‘the junk’ – which focus the sounds into a narrow beam. This beam of sound emerges from the front of the head, and sperm whales can direct it – like a searchlight used to sharply illuminate a target.
The sperm whale receives the sound much like the dolphin – through a large pad of fat in the rear of the jaw. This, in turn, is relayed along a fine channel of fat to the ear bones.