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The fluke of a whale as it dives

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The sperm whale is the largest of all toothed whales, making them the Earth's largest living carnivore and largest living toothed animal. The whale was named after the milky-white waxy substance, spermaceti, found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. It has a cosmopolitan distribution across the world's oceans. The species feeds on squid and fish, diving as deep as 3000 metres in order to obtain its prey, making it the deepest diving mammal in the world. Pods of females and young live separately from older males. Sperm whales live for 50 years and possibly more. Sperm whales are not the easiest of whales to watch, due to their long dive times and ability to travel long distances underwater. However, due to the distinctive look and large size of the whale, watching is increasingly popular.

Recently more sperm whales can be found in the North Sea on their way from the South to the North.

De potvis is een walvis uit de familie der potvissen. Het is de grootste soort van de onderorde tandwalvissen. De potvis voedt zich o.a. met reuzeninktvissen, enorme pijlinktvissen, die hij tot op 3000 meter diepte vangt. Daarvoor heeft hij 3000 kg bloed, dat voor voldoende zuurstof zorgt om 2 uur onder water te blijven. De potvis eet gemiddeld per dag 3% van zijn gewicht. De potvis is de grootste tandwalvis en tevens ook een van de grootste roofdieren die ooit geleefd hebben. Mannetjes worden tot 18 meter lang en vrouwtjes tot 11 meter. Het gewicht kan tot 50 ton bedragen. De lichaamskleur is donkergrijs en in het licht van de zon vaak bruinig. Het dier komt voor in alle wereldzeeën.
Volgens sommige deskundigen werkt de Noordzee als een fuik voor de potvis. Onderweg van de tropen naar het Noorden nemen sommige dieren een verkeerde afslag en komen dan in de Noordzee terecht. De recente toename van potvissen aan de Noordzeekusten is waarschijnlijk het gevolg van het einde van de potvisjacht in de jaren tachtig.

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