Curious whale interrupts research team's live video feed
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:33 PM - Researchers in the Gulf of Mexico were bewildered recently, after encountering a rare deep-sea experience.
A sperm whale decided to interrupt the scientists, circling around their remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), Hercules.
What a great surprise! The sperm whale wants us to know "we" are in their territory. https://t.co/N5UZtvTfgo— Suely Argianas (@spargianas) April 18, 2015
Sperm whales are endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, under the Endangered Species Act.
Whaling peaked around the mid-20th century. About 25,000 sperm whales were killed each year, which drastically decreased the populations.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
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