Curious fact: The first time ever recorded on film a Sperm whale is asking for help for a hook removalšŸ’™šŸ³ Did you know that Sperm Whales are named after the white, waxy substance they produce (which is generated by a barrel-like organ inside the animalā€™s head) Early Whalers assumed it had some kind of reproductive function and dubbed the stuff ā€œspermacetiā€ (Latin for ā€œwhale seedā€). Wondering about the function? Welcome to the club! For centuries, naturalists have tried to discern its biological role. Some suspect that spermaceti helps regulate buoyancy while others think it evolved as a shock-absorber to protect the brains of hormonal, head-butting males during mating season. A third hypothesis focuses on soundā€”perhaps it helps shape long-distance sperm whale vocalizations. . Congratulations @hugues_vitry_diving and @reneheuzey for this amazing video of Sperm whale and thanks for sharing it with us! Please check and follow his page for more awesome shots like this! . Follow us on Facebook ( Link in Bio!) and tag your pictures with #thebarefootwalker for a possible feature here! . #whales #spermwale #whale #whalelovers #scubadiving #diving #scuba #freediving #nature #ilovediving #naturelovers #fish #fishporn #instafish #coral #reef #tropical #tropicalfish #beautiful #ocean #biology #marinebiology #underwatervideo #cetacean

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