Sperm whale

Sperm whale

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Credit: CHRISTOPHER SWANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). Young sperm whale beside the hull of a yacht. This whale can grow up to 16 metres in length and weigh 40 tonnes. It feeds on squid, octopus and fish. Sperm whales are social animals, living in groups of around a dozen individuals. Photographed off the Azores, a group of islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

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