NATURE dives to watery depths to meet sperm whales, massive marine mammals that inhabit the world's oceans. Learn the facts behind the mystique of the sperm whale, the beast immortalized by Herman Melville in MOBY DICK. In a special Q & A interview, meet whale researcher Jonathan Gordon, who sails around the world in search of these great beasts. Investigate one of the fascinating ways sperm whale families interact and communicate with each other. Don't miss the Web links, books, and print articles in our Resources section.
We also present a special multimedia feature, "Swimming With Whales," that takes you on an underwater journey to learn more about the habits, biology, and social structure of sperm whales.
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Photo Credit: Rick Rosenthal 1996.