It is the only living member of the genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale family , along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia. The sperm whale is a pelagic mammal with a worldwide range, and will migrate seasonally for feeding and breeding. The females cooperate to protect and nurse their young. Females give birth every four to 20 years, and care for the calves for more than a decade. A mature sperm whale has few natural predators, although calves and weakened adults are sometimes killed by pods of killer whales orcas. Sperm whales can live for more than 60 years.
All rights reserved. If the Gulf of Mexico oil spill kills just three sperm whales , it could seriously endanger the long-term survival of the Gulf's native whale population, scientists say. Right now between 1, and 1, sperm whales live year-round in the Gulf of Mexico, making up a distinct population from other Atlantic Ocean groups, in which males make yearly migrations. All sperm whales are considered endangered under the U. Endangered Species Act.
Skip to content. Greenpeace also released emails detailing the US Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's response to evidence of adverse effects of the spill. The documents were obtained through a freedom of information request, the Guardian reported.
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