Sperm Whale-Part 2

mwilliamson@vmsvax.simmons.edu
Mon, 29 Sep 1994 08:41:32

The sperm whale came ashore on a clam flat in the Essex River between
Ipswich, Essex, and Gloucester, Mass.  It was 40' long, with a 11' fluke
width, 10' from tip of snout to eye, and a flipper length of 3.5'.  The
sex was undetermined because of the cutting damage caused when the U.S.
Coast Guard tried to sink the carcass at sea.  There is a photograph of
the whale in the Boston Herald, Thur. Sept. 29, 1994, page 5.