Sperm Whale encounters with ROV Hercules 600m deep in the Ocean

April 16, 2015 8:53 PM

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The ROV Hercules had a rare visit from a sperm whale around 598m deep in the ocean waters when a team of scientists was doing a live broadcast. Sperm whales are very rarely sighted in the Louisiana waters due to which everyone was surprised with this encounter. The Nautilus Live expedition crew captured the moment and posted on their Facebook Page.

The 10m sperm whale made a visit when the crew was exploring the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico for methane seeps using the remotely operated vehicle-Hercules. At first, the scientists were surprised to see a strange object moving towards the ROV but were delighted once they identified it to be a sp...

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