There are a ton of books out there on whales, so you shouldnt have any
trouble finding information on sperm whales. Net searches on "sperm
whale facts" or something similar turn up a lot of things (I just
checked). Some of the information wont be accurate, but a lot of it
will. You can also look for information on sperm whaling, which ha a
long history, especially from Nantucket and New Bedford. And check out
"ambergris" which was a digestive byproduct of sperm whales and was
worth a fortune in Victorian times because it was used a fixative for
fragrance in perfume.
Note that the correct scientific name for the sperm whale is Physeter
macrocephalus (not Physeter catodon, which some people use).
Tom Hesketh wrote:
> Dear Mr.Clapham,
> I am a student from Big Tree School's S.A.I.L
> program and I have to do a report on the Sperm Whale. I was wondering if
> you could help me by sending me some interesting facts or a description
> about this whale. If you are unable to do this then maybe you can send
> me the names of a few important websites. It would be helpful if these
> websites included interesting facts about my whale. Also, I'd like to
> give you my email address so you can respond to me. It is
> Hesky36@netzero.net <mailto:Hesky36@netzero.net>. Thank you for
> taking time out of your busy day to read my letter. I would really
> appreciate it if you responded.
> Gabrielle Hesketh
> I love the ocean and when I grow up I want to be a Marine Biologist!
Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.
tel. 508 495-2316 fax 508 495-2066 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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