Physeter macrocephalus

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Physeter macrocephalus

sperm whale. See also whale.
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It is formed in the intestines of the sperm whale in response to irritation caused to the stomach lining of the whale from the sharp, indigestible, beaks of squid, which is a staple part of the sperm whale diet.
UNHAPPY RETURN Sperm whale in Magheraroarty, Co Donegal
There is skate and dogfish in the bay, so there is food, but it's unusual for a sperm whale to be here for such a long time.
Sperm whales are a protected species and removing anything for trade or sale is illegal.
But Richard admits that once they knew it was a sperm whale, there was little they could do to save its life.
Kevin McCormick, director of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, beside the dying sperm whale Sad sight.
The modern toothed whales from the great sperm whale to the smallest dolphins and porpoises use echolocation, a remarkable biosonar, to find their way in the oceans and to locate their prey.
Mr Ilderton said: "While we have whales in the North Sea, it is not a suitable environment for a sperm whale because the food supply is not there.
AMAZING SIGHT Crowds flock to the beach to see the whale DESPERATE RESCUE ATTEMPT The 44-foot sperm whale beached on the sand at Redcar in Teesside
5 meters long--slightly smaller than the largest adult male sperm whales of today--and fed on medium-sized baleen whales, whose blubber would have been a rich source of calories.
Little Polar Bear and the Whales is an upbeat children's picturebook about young polar bear who befriends a pod of beluga whales and Moby, a giant sperm whale.
If there is a huge sperm whale charging at the right side of your boat and you need to spread an alert, surely shouting: "Sperm whale on right