“A dead stranded pygmy sperm whale was recovered this morning from Ginst Point in Carmarthenshire and is being transported to London by Rod Penrose from Marine Environmental Monitoring. [Wales].
Image credit Lin Gander
One of the most bizarre defense mechanisms among mammals is found in the two exant members of the genus Kogia, the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) and the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima). This dolphin-sized relatives of the enormous sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) evolved a method to confuse predators which is…well… special. >> read more … Meer lezen