In each surface you can find very interesting life stories. Today’s story is about sea creatures.
The scientists, who wanted to get the simplicity of this question, had to look for an answer for a long time. And now Franco Banfi, who is a photographer, has managed not only to see, but also to capture the sleeping sea giants in every detail. Here, admire!
The first time, that scientists were able to record sleeping sperm whales on film, was in 2008. Then, in 2008, it succeeded quite by accident, when a group of scientists from Japan and Great Britain, when they were doing observations, stumbled upon a herd of sperm whales, which were completely without motion in the water in an upright position.
During further research, scientists were able to come to the conclusion and establish that sperm whales spend about 7% of their lives in a dream. It turned out that these giants sleep in short intervals of 6 to 24 minutes.
They discovered that whales spend about seven percent of their day sleeping, in bouts of about ten to fifteen minutes at a time. This makes them one of the world’s least sleep-dependent animals.
By contrast, whales have to “think” about every breath they take. For this reason, they fall into unihemispheric slow-wave sleep. This, essentially, means they sleep with half of their brain.
Scientists have observed this in captive whales, and they believe that this could do more than just help them continue to breathe. It may also help sleeping whales avoid predators, maintain social contact with each other, or continue swimming.
Their study also confirmed that the stereotypical sleeping fashion for these sea creatures worldwide is to drift in a vertical position, as the photographs suggested.
Diver Sabrina Belloni became the scuba diver-model, which the photographer filmed next to sleeping sperm whales.
Besides that, these unique sea creatures seem even more tremendous next to humans. Sperm whales, which may seem clumsy, in their native ocean elements seem to be the embodiment of grace and harmony.
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