What are the deepest diving whales and seals?
How deep can a whale dive? Marine mammals as a group are accomplished divers. Elephant seals have been recorded diving for hours at depths of more than 1,500 metres. So far, the deep diving record holder is the Cuvier’s beaked whale.
Which animal can swim the deepest?
At more than 8,000 meters depth, the new fish lives nearly seven times deeper than its more famous deep-sea colleague, the blobfish. Like the blobfish, the new fish packs specialized adaptations to help it survive in the crushing conditions in the ocean’s depths.
Can a killer whale dive deeper than 1000 feet?
South Atlantic killer whales have destroyed their own record for deep dives—by 1,000 feet. Killer whales in the South Atlantic Ocean are willing to dive more than a thousand feet more than previously recorded—if they are certain to get a snack at the end of it, researchers have discovered.
Why do sperm whales dive so deep?
Large amounts of this protein in other animals would clot, but the protein molecules in deep diving marine mammals have a different structure whereby they repel each other and avoid clotting. Thanks to this anti-clotting protein, sperm whales are able to stay under water for such a long time and dive so deep.
Do whales poop?
Its poo is described as smelling like a dog’s, with the consistency of bread crumbs. A blue whale can excrete up to 200 litres of poo in one bowel movement.