Did you know sperm whales are the largest predators in the world? Yes, blue whales are larger than sperm whales, and blue whales do indeed eat animals, in the form of plankton. But blue whales aren't considered predators because they filter plankton from the water instead of hunting individual animals.
Sperm whales, on the other hand, are the largest toothed animals, and they dive as deep as 9,800 feet (3,000 m) to hunt stingrays, octopuses, and giant squid. By the way, giant squid are themselves fierce predators, and they fight back, often leaving large round sucker scars on the bodies of sperm whales.
Sperm whales can grow to 68 feet (20.7 m) long and weigh 90,000 pounds (41,000 kg).
Oh, and they look kind of like a swimming hotdog.
- Sperm Whale - DepositPhotos
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