Whales swallowing humans?

From: Phillip J. Clapham (pclapham@whsun1.wh.whoi.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 06:47:58 EDT


Hi:
Interesting question (has a human ever been swallowed by a whale and
lived?) Probably not. First of all, the only whale capable of actually
swallowing a human being is a sperm whale. All the baleen whales (blue,
humpback, fin, right etc etc) have gullets that are only a few inches
across.
There are various stories from whaling of men being swallowed by sperm
whales and then disgorged, but as far as I know there's nothing documented!
Phil Clapham



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