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Dwarf sperm whale

Dwarf sperm whale

Dwarf sperm whale

See all species Pint-sized whales of pure perfection, dwarf sperm whales are small yet totally mighty. Even smaller than several species of dolphins, dwarf sperm whales are gorgeous little whales closely related to pygmy sperm whales. Thought to include two separate species, the Atlantic dwarf sperm whale and the Indo-Pacific dwarf sperm whale, these whales…

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Pygmy sperm whale

See all species The gorgeous pygmy sperm whales have only been recognized as a species since 1966. Like dwarf sperm whales, pygmy sperm whales have an unusual trick. To throw potential attackers off guard, they eject a reddish-brown cloud of intestinal fluid in the water before diving and making their escape. Other names: Lesser cachalot,…

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Sperm whale

Sperm whale

See all species Sperm whales are totally unique. Colossal giants of the deep, their presence commands a reverent awe. They possess the largest brain in the animal kingdom and spend much of their lives in the light-starved depths of the oceans hunting prey. Male Female Calf Maximum length 18m 11m 3.5m Maximum weight 57,000kg 15,000kg…

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