Sperm whales were mainstays of whaling's 18th and 19th century heyday. A mythical albino sperm whale was immortalized in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, though Ahab's nemesis was apparently based on. Sperm whales are usually found in deep, off-shore waters, but may be seen closer to shore, in areas where the continental shelf is small and drops quickly to depths of 310 to 920 metres (1,020 to 3,020 ft). Coastal areas with significant sperm whale populations include the Azores and Dominica.
Dec 31, 2017 · As of today, it is estimated that there are around 200,000 Sperm Whales roaming all around in the oceans of this world. This completes our list of 30 interesting Sperm Whale facts. We are not done yet. We will do one more article on Sperm Whales to cover the topics like hunting habits, eating habits, threats and some fun facts.Author: Sankalan Baidya.