Home » Latest » Sperm Whales Filmed Near Šibenik

Sperm Whales Filmed Near Šibenik

CroatiaMaritime police have filmed five sperm whales, the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator, swimming in the Šibenik archipelago off Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation said…

Despite their size, sperm whales are completely harmless to humans, but Blue World is advising citizens not to converge on the group due to the fact that they are probably upset because they are in an enclosed, shallow space, and that harassment may cause accidental stranding.
The institute aims to ensure the safe release of the sperm whales from shallow parts of the Adriatic, and asks the public to report any observation of them either via phone -051 604 666 or 091 4637424, or email [email protected].

The sperm whale’s, who normally live in deep water, clicking vocalization, a form of echolocation and communication, may be as loud as 230 decibels underwater,making it the loudest sound produced by any animal. It has the largest brain of any animal on Earth, more than five times heavier than a human’s, and can live for more than 60 years. Sperm whales are not a common sight in Croatia, with the last sighting of a group in 2009. (blue world)

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

The Museum of Olive Oil on Brač Island

There are plenty of interesting things to do and see on the island of Brač, which is full of history and stunning nature. One of those things is to visit the unique Museum of Oil in the small town of Škrip, which has a history dating back over 3,000 years. The museum presents the history...

Croatia to Play in United States for First Time

The Croatian national football team will play for the first time in the United States in May. Croatia will play a friendly against Mexico on 27 May 2017 in Los Angeles at the Memorial Coliseum, the Croatian Football Federation announced today. The match, which will kick-off at 16:30 local time, will be the first match...

One of Europe’s Longest & Fastest Zip Line Opening in Lika

One one of the longest and fastest zip line centers in Europe is set to open in Lika, Croatia. After 3 years of dreaming, planning, building and testing, the official opening of Zip Line Beware of the Bear will take place on 22-23 April 2017. The centre is located in Rudopolje, in the Lika-Senj County....

Therapy Dogs to Help Patients at Children’s Hospital in Zagreb

Having to go to hospital can be an upsetting time, especially for children. A children’s hospital in the Croatian capital of is trying to change that with the help of cute furry friends. Certified therapy dogs, who are trained to provide affection and comfort, will soon be helping patients at the Clinic for Children’s Diseases...

USA Swim Team to Use Croatia as Training Base

The USA Swim Team will use Croatia once again as a training base ahead of the 2017 World Championships in Hungary next month. Team USA will be based in Opatija on Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast for a 7-day training camp. Prior to arriving in Budapest, Hungary, for the 2017 World Championships, Team USA will have...