Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean

Rizzoli. Nov. 2022. 224p. ISBN 9780847872329. $50. REF
Marine scientist Rosenwaks (founder, Global Ocean Exploration) has marveled at sperm whales since an encounter in early childhood. As a filmmaker and researcher, she revisited a resident population of sperm whales that live near the island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean. Thoughtful photographs of whales and calves, with occasional explanatory text, bring the reader into the ocean to silently observe these mammals, which have the largest brains of any whale and live for decades in matriarchal groups.
VERDICT Rosenwaks’s love and respect for whales are evident on every page, as she documents solo whales and family groups as they swim, nurse, and play.
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