Monthly Archives: November 2014

The brain and other organs

Physeter macrocephalus has fasinating organs. For starters sperm whales have the longest intestinal system in the world, which can be more than 300m in length in some larger specimens. The brain of P. macrocephalus is also the largest of any known species, alive … Continue reading

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Sonar and Echolocation

It is well known that cetaceans use echolocation to track prey and map the underwater world; this is especially important for sperm whales as they predate at great depth where it is far too dark to rely on visual targeting … Continue reading

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