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Watch a fun video of Sperm Whales, the largest of the toothed whales

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Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dear Friends,

I was thrilled to hear that a giant pod over over 60 sperm whales visited the ocean waters off the coast of Dana Point, California last week. This exciting event was reported and video-recorded by my friends at Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari. Watching this video was the next best thing to being there, and it filled my heart with joy. This was a truly fortunate whale sighting! You can learn more about it on the Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari website. I have not yet written a song about sperm whales, but this video may inspire me to do so. Here are some things I learned about the sperm whales on Capt. Dave's website:

FUN FACTS ABOUT SPERM WHALES:

-Sperm whales can reach lengths of up to 59 feet and weigh up to 45 tons.
-They are the largest toothed whale and may have been in Dana Point, CA feeding on giant Humboldt squid.
-Pods like those seen in the video are made up of mostly of adult females and sub-adult males.
-Female adult sperm whales usually roam away from the main group. 
-Sperm whales can dive to depths over 3,300 feet, making them the second deepest diving marine mammal after the Cuvier's beaked whale. _
-Sperm whales can hold their breath for over an hour.
-They have the largest brain of any known animal on Earth.

     I look forward to learning more about these beautiful creatures. Although I have not yet wriiten a song about them, I have written an animal song for kids that captures the sense of awe and wonder I feel when I watch this video. My song is called "Earth Is Our Home" and it is featured on our CD EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED and Other Animal Songs for Kids" by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders.  LISTEN TO "Earth Is Our Home".

    Although I did not meet these sperm whales, I was fortunate enough to meet some blue whales on a boat ride with Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in summer of 2013. You can see those blue whales on our video "Birdsong Sights a Blue Whale tail!" 
    

ENJOY!

Birdsong
Singer/Songwriter
Creator of: 

Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders
Birdsong TV
    

-Check out our fun animal song videos for kids:  
octopus, dolphins, worms, butterflies, gray whales, wolves, tide pools, sea turtles, and pinnipeds and even more on Birdsong TV.  Enjoy!

 -Learn about the adaptive behaviors and survival skills of wolves, orcas, worms and more on our fun 2013 Parents' Choice Approved  kids CD "EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED and Other Animal Songs for Kids" by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders

-Find all of our kids songs about animals, plants and habitats on our Birdsong TV website. 

 Lyrics and music by Birdsong 
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About this Page: Dear Friends, I was thrilled to hear that a giant pod over over 60 sperm whales visited the ocean waters off the coast of Dana Point, California last week. This exciting event was reported and video-recorded by my friends at Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari. Watching this video was the next best thing to being there, and it filled my heart with joy and awe. This was a truly fortunate whale sighting! for You can learn more about it on the Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari website. I have not yet written a song about sperm whales, but this video may inspire me to do so. Here are some things I just learned about the sperm whales on Capt. Dave's website: FUN FACTS ABOUT SPERM WHALES: -Sperm whales can reach lengths of up to 59 feet and weigh up to 45 tons. -They are the largest toothed whale and may have been in Dana Point, CA feeding on giant Humboldt squid. -Pods like those seen in the video are made up of mostly of adult females and sub-adult males. -Female adult sperm whales usually roam away from the main group. -Sperm whales can dive to depths over 3,300 feet, making them the second deepest diving marine mammal after the Cuvier's beaked whale. _ -Sperm whales can hold their breath for over an hour. -They have the largest brain of any known animal on Earth. I look forward to learning more about these beautiful creatures. I look forward to learning more about these beautiful creatures. Although I have not yet wriiten a song about them, I have written an animal song for kids that captures the sense of awe and wonder I feel when I watch this video. My song is called Earth Is Our Home and it is featured on our CD EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED and Other Animal Songs for Kids by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders. LISTEN TO Earth Is Our Home. Although I did not meet these sperm whales, I was fortunate enough to meet some blue whales on a boat ride with Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in summer of 2013. You can see those blue whales on our video Birdsong Sights a Blue Whale tail!