Funny you should ask. When we satellite tagged sperm whales in the
Azores in 1998 we recorded a dive of around 1400 meters. I don't recall
the exact number but I believe that it was just a little over that.
8 Mar 2005 SBlock4175@aol.com wrote:
> Dear Dr. Schaeff,
> I am a freelance copy-editor and fact-checker for Wildlife Conservation
> magazine, which is published by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
> Currently, I am copy-editing a manuscript about deep-diving animals. I have tried
> to find out what the deepest dive recorded for the sperm whale is. I have
> checked many different sources and have come up with many different figures. I
> want to use a figure that is widely accepted in the scientific community. If
> you know what the deepest recorded dive for a sperm whale is, can you please
> tell me, and if possible please tell me the source of that information. I
> would greatly appreciate any help that you can give me.
> Steven Block
> Wildlife Conservation magazine
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