Subject: Re: Sperm whale - carnivore

n.patenaude@auckland.ac.nz
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:33:05 GMT+1200

Date:          Sun, 23 Mar 1997 14:32:16 -0500
From:          Tom Bryner <brynert@mcmaster.ca>
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To:            n.patenaude@auckland.ac.nz, pita@whale.simmons.edu,
               krill@whale.simmons.edu
Subject:       Sperm whale - carnivore

The sperm whale feeds on sqid and octopus, is it classified as a
carnivore? def. "eating and living off the flesh of other animals." If
so, would it be the largest carnivore in the ocean?

Thank you 
Tom Bryner


Yes, sperm whales are carnivores but technically not the biggest carnivores as the blue 
whale also eats other animals like fish and krill.



Nathalie Patenaude