• Question: Is it true that if a grown sperm whale clicks at you, it feels like a horse kicking you

    Asked by livbom to Jo, Kevin on 22 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Kevin Mahon

      Kevin Mahon answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Yes, this is something that has been described by divers unfortunate enough to get caught head on in the path of a sperm whale click!

      The sperm whale click is the loudest animal noise in the known world by a considerable bit – it also is let out with incredible pressure and force by the animal, so I definately say it’s comparable!

      I don;t want to be kicked by a horse or clicked by a whale to find out though!

    • Photo: Joanna Cruden

      Joanna Cruden answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      They use the click for hunting and also if a baby sperm whale is standard his mother can hear the click from a mile way!