James Nestor: Swimming with Sperm Whales | Bioneers 2016 Short Clips Series

James Nestor: Swimming with Sperm Whales | Bioneers 2016 Short Clips Series


What is it like to do field research with
the largest predators on the planet? I’m going to show you what that’s like. This video was taken about three years ago The clicking you hear is not coming from
a boat, it’s not coming from a camera. that’s what it sounds like to be in
the water with a sperm whale. It’s so loud your body vibrates
and starts heating up After about thirty seconds. This is a calf. This is what it looks
like and sounds like to be clicked by a sperm whale calf. [VIDEO PLAYING] Right after this, the cameraman
here reached his hand out to stop the whale from bumping
into his camera, and the whale’s nose was
vibrating so violently, his arm was asleep for about four hours. It was paralyzed. So he’s going to take a dive and the
whale is going to get really curious now… So that goes on for about four hours until these guys were so exhausted they had to go and eat some peanut
butter sandwiches and head back in.

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