Sperm Whale

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The Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus, is a marine mammal species, order cetacea, a toothed whale (odontocete) having the largest brain of any animal. The name comes from the milky-white waxy substance, spermaceti, found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. The sperm whale is the only member of genus Physeter.

A bull can grow up to 20.5 metres (67 ft) long. It is the largest living toothed animal. The head can take up to one-third of the animal's length. It has a...
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