All rights reserved. But times were changing: Whale populations in the North Atlantic had declined, forcing whaling ships to head to more distant waters, first plundering the rich pickings off the South American coast, then striking out into the Pacific. The economic stakes were high: Each expedition could yield hundreds of barrels of precious whale oil. There was also valuable ambergris, a substance from the sperm whale used in making perfumes and medicines.
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Scuba Diving. Written by Alison Mann 1 June Get lost in this undersea photo collection. Diving in the Indian Ocean gave French freediver Alex Roubaud the enviable experience of swimming with a family of sperm whales. Luckily Alex is also a top photographer and took some incredible shots so that we can all check out the magical moment. More: How they got the shot with big, scary animals. Alex Roubaud shot this sperm whale around Mauritius.
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The inspiration for the white whale of Moby Dick, sperm whales have the largest heads, biggest brains, and make the loudest sound of any animal on Earth. Region: Arctic. Destinations: Lofoten, Greenland, Svalbard, Iceland.
Today, 23 member institutions partner with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab to provide studies to undergraduate and graduate students. Since , the DISL mission has expanded to include K education, professional development, and a public aquarium. The Program Committee members consist of one faculty member, appointed by the President, from each of the member institutions. The foundation is also continuing to build the George C. The mission of the Mobile Bay NEP is to promote wise stewardship of the water quality characteristics and living resource base of the Mobile Bay estuarine system.