Once the stale air has been expelled from the body, the whale will take in a series of quick breaths to replenish its oxygen.
It can hold its breath for around 90 minutes while diving down to depths of more than 3,000 feet to feast upon a favorite meal, giant squids.
The Cuvier’s beaked whale, a deep ocean species which can grow up to 23 feet long and weigh up to 6,800 pounds.
The secret to the whale’s breathing capacity lies in the efficiency of the entire respiratory system. This starts from the moment of their first breath.