A trio of whales from Unit R courtesy of Amanda Cotton

The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is truly an animal of extremes. They are the largest of the toothed whales,  among the longest and deepest divers, have the planet's largest brain and longest intestine, and can be found in every ocean and most coastal seas and gulfs on the planet, so as a result they are an ecologically significant species in the ocean. Worldwide, they eat as much squid in a year as all of the biomass removed from the oceans by all of the modern human fisheries combined! The also have a complex social structure and a diverse communication system which are the focus of most of our research.

Learn more about details about sperm whales on their Wikipedia Page, or scroll down to lean about the sperm whale families in Dominica