Where to see Sperm Whales

Sperm whales are some of the largest animals in the oceans. People tend to wonder, ‘Where can I see sperm whales?’  This blog will unpack their interesting lives and histories.


Sperm whales have several specialised physical characteristics that assist in their predatory behaviour. They have large conical teeth in their mouths for ensnaring their preferred prey.


The sperm whale's block-shaped head is due to its large brain and specialized sonar organ. The body is a uniform gray color. And the lifecycle of a sperm whale is very similar to that of a human.

Pods and Family

Sperm whales are often spotted in groups (called pods) of some 15 to 20 animals. Pods include females and their young, while males may roam solo or move from group to group.

Where to See  Sperm Whales

Sperm whales are found in all oceans. Being a shallow coastal sea, the North Sea is not suitable for them. Worldwide, there are 500,000 to 2 million specimens.

In the winter, they migrate from northerly regions to the south, including the eastern Atlantic Ocean.  Sometimes they swim into the North Sea.


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