Sperm whale checks out ROV in deep ocean

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Sperm whale checks out ROV in deep ocean

April 16, 2015 - 18:32
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Oceanographers were exploring the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico when a sperm whale decided to investigate their remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) 1,962 feet below the surface of the ocean.

Oceanographer Robert Ballard and his team were exploring the Gulf of Mexico for E/V Nautilus, an expedition to map the Galapagos Rift and gain a better understanding of how life develops around hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. While looking through the eyes of ROV Hercules, they received a major surprise. The uploaded video captured this unique deep-sea encounter:

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