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Tracking Ecology Of sperm Whales Through Stomach Contents
2014-04-07 07:48:42

In the largest regional study of its type to date, marine ecologists offer better understanding of the feeding ecologies of 2 very rare sperm whale species in waters off the southeast US coast, adding baseline data they say are important as climate change, fishing and pollution alters the animals' environment and food sources.

Deep Breaths: The Evolution Of Diving Mammals
2013-06-14 07:14:57

A new study led by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on how diving mammals, such as the sperm whale, have evolved to be able to submerge for long periods underwater without breathing.

Deformed Dolphin Accepted By Sperm Whales
2013-01-25 19:47:06

Scientists found a group of sperm whales and an unlikely companion by their side: a dolphin with a spinal deformation.

Whale Vomit Found On Beach Could Make 8-Year-Old Rich
2012-08-30 13:19:32

A young British boy has quite a bit of extra coin in his pocket after a rare find on the beach near his home near the southern English coastal town of Christchurch

Balsam Fir To Replace Whale Vomit In Perfumes?
2012-04-05 11:13:01

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have identified a gene in balsam fir trees similar to another substance called Ambergris. which could potentially pave the way for cheaper and more sustainable ways to produce plant-based fixatives and scents used in perfumes.

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2010-06-26 07:41:40

According to American scientists, sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals.

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2010-02-23 12:20:00

A new study suggests that sperm whales may team up and work cooperatively to hunt down and corral their food.

2009-05-29 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Massachusetts man has been charged in U.S.

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2009-05-22 07:58:25

Marine mammal videotaped stealing fish provides information about animal’s physical features.

2008-09-30 13:00:00

Marine conservationists say they were unable to save a baby pygmy sperm whale found entangled in mangroves in Florida's middle Keys. The female calf was euthanized Monday after being transported to the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo, said conservancy President Robert Lingenfelser.


Latest Sperm whales Reference Libraries

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2006-09-01 13:07:05

The Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) is one of three species of whale in the sperm whale family. They are not often sighted at sea and most of our understanding of the creatures comes from the study of washed-up specimens Taxonomy There has been debate and differing opinion as to the correct classification of the Pygmy and Dwarf Sperm Whales. The two were widely considered to be the same species, until 1966, when a scientist at the Smithsonian Institute definitively diagnosed them as...

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2006-08-26 19:18:28

The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all toothed whales and is believed to be the largest toothed animal to ever inhabit Earth, measuring up to 60 ft (18 m) long. (The baleen blue whale is larger, and invertebrates such as the Lion's Mane Jellyfish or the Portuguese Man of War may be longer.) The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. The Sperm Whale's enormous head and distinctive shape, as well as...

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