Dwarf Sperm Whale Pictures

 
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Dwarf Sperm Whale Photos - The Smallest of the Whales

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The dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, is an shy animal and prefers to live a long way from shore, although specimens have been found stranded on beaches. Rarely seen at sea, except in extremely calm conditions, it is the smallest of the whales and is even smaller than some dolphins. Dwarf sperm whales reach a maximum size of about 8 feet, and weigh about 600 pounds. The body is bluish grey with a lighter underside and slightly yellow streaks. There is a white false gill behind each eye. The flippers are very short and broad. The top of the snout overhangs the lower jaw, and it has curved sharp teeth. The dwarf sperm whale has a spermaceti organ in its forehead, which is able to expel a dark reddish substance when frightened or attacked . Dwarf sperm whales live in deep, temperate, subtropical and tropical waters in both the northern and southern oceans, and feed primarily on squid and crab.

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Picture of a dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, leaping, Caribbean

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Stock photo of a dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, illustration

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Photo of an adult dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, logging at the surface, northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Illustration of whales: clockwise top left, strap-toothed, Mesoplodon layardii, dwarf sperm, Kogia simus, false killer, Pseudorca crassidens, long-finned pilot, Globicephala melas, center: pygmy right, Caperea marginata

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Picture of an adult dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, on the surface near Isla San Esteban in the Gulf of California, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Stock photo of a dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, Komodo National Park, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of an adult dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus, on the surface, fin detail, near Isla San Esteban in the Gulf of California, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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