Whales of Comoros
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
The sperm whale is the world’s largest predator, Adult male sperm whales (more than 50 feet long [more than 16 meters] and more than 45 tons are the largest toothed whales. Unlike the baleen whales, sperm whales are active predators, specializing on large squids in the deep sea but also eating large bony fishes and sharks. Sperm whales have several specialized physical characteristics that aid in this predatory behavior. They have large conical teeth for ensnaring their preferred prey. Like most active predators, they have large brains and in fact, the sperm whale has the largest brain of any animal on the planet. They also have the most powerful sonar of any animal, which they use to find their prey in the dark deep sea. Finally, they have an ability to dive to incredible depths (up to 1000 meters) and stay down for incredible lengths of time (up to two hours), both abilities increasing their likelihood of finding prey. As a result of their deep-sea behaviors, sperm whales typically live in waters of several thousand meters deep and are rarely seen along the coast except in areas where deep trenches or underwater canyons approach the shore.
Dwarf Minke whale (Balaenoptera sp.)
Cuvier's Beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
Blainville Beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)
Dearniyagala Beaked whale (Mesoplodon Hotaula)