Sperm whales break many records, and one is about their diet:

The food of Sperm whales mainly consists of squid. They tend to take very deep dives to a maximum of 3000m deep! Here in the Azores, Sperm whales usually dive for about 40 minutes and to depth of about 500-1000m.

Feeding is mostly upon deep-water cephalopods (mostly squids) and occasionally demersal or mesopelagic sharks, skates and fish.

Did you know that there are not teeth on their upper jaws?  However, each side of the lower jaw is equipped with 18-26 large conical teeth that are used for seizing prey.


Sperm whale showing some of its teeth


Stay tuned for the next upcoming blogpost 🙂

Rebecca Galvan

About Rebecca Galvan

Rebecca was Guide at TERRA AZUL in 2017. She is now wandering the World and discovering new things! Soon she'll get back in touch to help update this biographical signature.

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