Sperm Whale Watching in Mauritius
The most common in Mauritius is the Sperm Whale, also called Cachalot.
They stay not too close to the coast, in deep sea, where they dive to feed.
Females and young males live together by groups, the mature males stay and migrate alone.
The mature male's average size is 15 metres, but some big ones can be 20 metre long and weigh 50 tons !
This is the bigger toothed cetacean, they can dive up to 2000 metres and stay up to 2 hours in apnea. These amazing mammals go this depth to find their best dish, the giant squids, who can weigh 500 kg .
They come in Mauritius to breed, that's why we can find big males, females and babies as well together.
Unfortunately, hunted during many years for their oil, sperm whales are now protected by the international whaling commission.
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