Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Brief Introduction to Sperm Whales

The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest odontocete whale growing to 20.5m in length and 41 tons; it is also the largest toothed predator in the world. Relatively little is known about the behaviour of P. macrocephalus due to the fact … Continue reading

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Welcome to the blog

The first post! Where better to start than with the plan? This blog is going to be about the Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus and its adaptations to cope with the extreme nature of its habitat, among which is the high pressure experienced … Continue reading

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