Posted by: The ocean update | April 14, 2015

Rare Sperm Whale Encounter with ROV | Nautilus Live (Gulf of Mexico, USA)

April 14th, 2015. At 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. The whale circled Hercules several times and gave our cameras the chance to capture some incredible footage of this beautiful creature. Encounters between sperm whales and ROVs are incredibly rare.

E/V Nautilus is exploring the ocean studying biology, geology, archeology, and more.

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