Here’s another chance to see a Sperm Whale up close in deep water, as the crew of the Nautilus submersible encounter the largest carnivore on the planet. It’s an eerie affair but the enthusiasm of the scientists (seemingly all nerds) makes it fun.
If you are interested in cetaceans, then this is a great snapshot of the largest carnivore on the planet. When the ROV Nautilus was filming in the Gulf of Mexico, it encountered an unexpected visitor. A Sperm Whale drifted over to take a good look at the apparatus. The entire incident was eerie and engaging. But perhaps the most entertaining aspect of this meeting of machine and beast is the running commentary of those operating the Nautilus. If you ever want to hear what geeks sound like when excited, then this is the video for you. The enjoyment and amazement of the ROV operators is infectious. Rebel Voice would bet good money that they are all Trekkies (Rebel Voice is kind of a Trekkie too, so way to go Nautilus guys!)