Pygmy Sperm Whale
Pygmy sperm whale is a beautiful
Its Latin name is Kogia
breviceps and it is one of the three sperm whales - is a small
whale growing only up to 3.5 meters long and weighing up to 400kg.
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Like the Giant
it has the spermaceti organ, and consequently a very large head and
Like the Giant Sperm Whale, it has teeth in its
It is a rare species, not often seen, and it tends to be
found in deep waters.
It does not breach much, and is known for
floating on the surface between dives.
It is often
solitary, but has
been seen in small groups too.
It is found in temperate waters of all
the large oceans.
Because it is a rare species, and not often seen, not
much is known about it.
It was not hunted massively during the old whaling days.
It gets stranded and caught in fishing nets, and its total numbers are