Video Shows Diver’s Arm Getting Paralyzed From Sperm Whale’s Powerful Clicking Sound

by • February 9, 2018 • Nature, ScienceComments (0)1812

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on TumblrFlattr the authorBuffer this pageShare on VKShare on YummlyPrint this page

Whales and dolphins are the most intelligent creatures in existence with the highest levels of consciousness. And with that level of evolution has come some extraordinary abilities. The sperm whale, for instance, is the loudest animal on Earth, and can produce sounds at 236 decibels. Their communication is so loud, in fact, that researchers believe sperm whales can communicate with their kind on the opposite side of the planet. But with this kind of power, scuba-diving sperm whale researchers are faced with an enormous risk underwater. As James Nestor explains, the sounds are loud enough to vibrate a human body to death. Nestor is a freediver and author of the book DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.

SEE ALSO: BBC Documentary Discovers That Dolphins Love Getting High With Each Other On Narcotic Puffer Fish
.

Opt In Image
GET THE LATEST FEELGUIDE UPDATES!
The freshest stories straight to your Inbox
By signing up you will also get exclusive updates on FEELguide offers, events, deals, tips, and all sorts of other goodies.
All things imaginative and inspired.

Comments are closed.