The sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus is the world's largest toothed predator and loudest animal. The whale's common name is the shortened form of spermaceti whaleand refers to the oily fluid found in the animal's head, which was originally mistaken for whale semen. The cetacean 's other common name is cachalot, which derives from an ancient French word for "big teeth.
Sperm whalePhyseter catodonalso called cachalotthe largest of the toothed whaleseasily recognized by its enormous square head and narrow lower jaw. The sperm whale is dark blue-gray or brownish, with white patches on the belly. It is thickset and has small paddlelike flippers and a series of rounded humps on its back.
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All rights reserved. Sperm whales' heads are filled with a mysterious substance called spermaceti. Scientists have yet to understand its function, but believe it may help the animal regulate its buoyancy.
The blue whale has the largest penis in the animal kingdom. The reported average penis length varies but is usually mentioned to have an average length of 2. They are stated to be tough and fibrous more than in any other mammal.
The penises of blue whales vary between average lengths of 2. Considering its length, their penises are very thin with diameters between 30 to 36 centimeters 12 to 14 inches and the circumference around 46 centimeters 18 inches. The penis is usually hidden inside the body and comes out during sexual intercourse.
If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing or scuba diving in the ocean, at some point you may have wondered how much of what you were floating in originated in the body of a marine animal. The ocean is home to millions of known species — about 2. However, the ocean isn't just their home; it's also their toilet.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. The star of this celebrated picture is a whale sharka genteel marine critter which is not a whale but rather a member of the shark family. Specimens of this species can grow to be 46 feet long and weigh up to 15 tons.
In order to provide the whale with a more streamlined design when swimming and to protect its sexual organs from injury the blue whales penis is often hidden within a genital slit during normal daily activities and becomes exposed during sexual intercourse. Penis size for the blue whale can vary depending on genetics and the overall size of the whale with the average penis length estimated to be between 8 — 10 ft. Interestingly although their penis is relatively long the average diameter of the penis is estimated to be about 1 ft.
It is the only living member of the genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale familyalong with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia. The sperm whale is a pelagic mammal with a worldwide range, and will migrate seasonally for feeding and breeding. The females cooperate to protect and nurse their young. Females give birth every four to 20 years, and care for the calves for more than a decade.