Little known but very fascinating cetacean, it lives permanently in the Ligurian Sea, where it is easy to meet it near canyons and underwater valleys.
Like the sperm whale, it also goes to great depths to hunt squid, which it sucks in swallowing them whole because it is completely devoid of teeth. Solo il maschio ne ha due, nella zona anteriore della mandibola, e pare servano per lotte con altri maschi e per l’accoppiamento.
MAX LENGTH: 7.5 mt.
PESO MAX: 3 t.
DIVE DURATION: 15-60 min.
DIVE DEPTH: – 1,500 / -1,700 mt.
MAX AGE: 40 years