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Why do sperm whales come to Santa Barbara?
Question Date: 2011-03-24
Answer 1:

Sperm whales are found in many areas around the world, but it's actually very rare to see groups of sperm whales around Southern California. They usually prefer deep, off-shore waters and have denser populations near continental shelves. For more about sperm whales and California, see this website:


For more about sperm whales in general, see this Wikipedia article:

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Answer 2:

For the same reason other whales come here: a deep ocean near shore that has a lot of food available.

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