Here’s a quiz: The two teeth in the picture below are from two different 33.5’ sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) that stranded in North Carolina. Both teeth are a #10 (10th from the front) tooth from the lower jaw. Why do you think there’s such a size difference between the two teeth? Check back tomorrow for a hint.
This is a seriously last-minute note, but if you check the blog regularly and haven’t had a chance to hear Keith Rittmaster tell the story of the sperm whale hanging in the Maritime Museum, you should really set aside the time to check it out. Details below.
Spyhop to freedom!
Check this out! Orcas in frozen Hudson Bay, trapped under the ice, catch a lucky break and make it out towards sea.
They were forced to spyhop out of a small “truck sized” breathing hole to look for another breathing spot. When the weather shifted, a passage opened up.
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