The Bro Bonds of Sperm Whales

The Bro Bonds of Sperm Whales
AP Photo/Lasanthi Benedict

Scientists have long believed that male sperm whales are among nature’s loneliest creatures. Unlike female sperm whales, which spend their entire lives living in matrilineal societies among their female kin, males get kicked out of their mothers’ pods once they reach sexual maturity and then spend the majority of their lives alone. Or so we thought.

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