Subject: Sperm whale

S. Jones (betej@u.washington.edu)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 10:05:20 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 13 Nov 1998, Paul Finch wrote:

> Hi my name is Jonathan.  I would like to ask you how the Sperm Whale 
> got it's name.
> 
Dear Jonathan,

The sperm whale got its name from the spermaceti organ in its head.  This
organ holds a type of oil that was a product valuable to commercial
whalers.

I hope this information helps you!

Bete