Ocean Series-Sperm whale
Features:A block shaped head, lower jaw is long, narrow and filled with cone-shaped teeth that fit
into sockets in the upper jaw. Small pectoral fins, and a tail with tailflukes.
Did you know?
It is the only living member of genus Physeter, and one of three extant species in the sperm
whale family, along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia?
The sperm whale can be found anywhere in the open ocean. Females and young males
live together in groups? While mature males live solitary lives outside of the mating season?
QUESTION: Where does the name sperm whale come from.
ANSWER: The head of the whale contains a liquid wax called spermaceti, from which the whale derives its name. Spermaceti was used in lubricants, oil lamps, and candles.