Sperm Whale captured in video in rare encounter with a research vessel

April 18, 2015 6:43 AM

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Scientists were shocked when a sperm whale decided to explore their remotely run undersea motor vehicle (ROV) 1,962 feet here the area of the ocean. Oceanographer Robert Ballard and also his group were discovering the Gulf of Mexico for E/V Nautilus, an expedition to map the Galapagos Rift and obtain a better understanding of how life develops around hydrothermal vents on the ocean flooring. While checking out the eyes of ROV Hercules, they obtained a significant surprise. A video posted Tuesday caught the deep-sea meet.

The researchers initially said that it was a humpback whale, yet later they determined it as sperm whale.

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