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Images

Images

P. macrocephalus 1 (A black-and-white drawing of the habitus)
P. macrocephalus dv skull (Dorsal view of the skull)
P. macrocephalus vv skull (Ventral view of the skull)
P. macrocephalus lv skull (Lateral view of the skull)
P. macrocephalus surf. profile (Surface - blow - dive profile)
P. macrocephalus 2 (Three sperm whales under water)
P. macrocephalus 3 (A herd of sperm whales under water)
P. macrocephalus map (Distribution map)

Audio

Audio

P. macrocephalus track 1 Low-frequency, stereotyped, clicked vocalizations, some of which are termed “codas,” areapparently distinct to individual sperm whales and may act as acoustic signatures. Some, clicks are also probably used in echolocation. Here codas and roans from a group of eight, large males can be heard.
P. macrocephalus track 2 Slow clicks and codas.
P. macrocephalus track 3 Regular clicks and creaks (Creaks are believed to be echolocation runs and may indicate, feeding).
P. macrocephalus track 5 Slow clangy clicks from a male
P. macrocephalus track 8 Another recording of langs.

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Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)