Physeter catodon (Sperm whale)

cachalot [English] [French]; potvis [Afrikaans]; Pottwal [German]

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Physeter catodon (Sperm whale) Physeter catodon (Sperm whale)

Sperm whales, pelagic trip off Cape Town, South Africa. [photos Trevor Hardaker ]

Physeter catodon (Sperm whale)

Sperm whale. [Illustration Noel Ashton ]

 

 


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