Saturday, October 29, 2016

Don't go in the water.

Photography by @ (Christopher Whittier).Sperm whales’ long, thin, toothed jaws seem misplaced on their hulking bodies. This view looks out from a whale’s mouth to highlight their odd anatomy. But, as we all know, whales belong in the ocean, not on a beach.  This sperm whale was spotted on a remote beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, and a post-mortem exam found a belly full of fishing nets, which had at least contributed to, if not caused its death. A sad ending in a beautiful place for a truly amazing creature.


  1. I'm calling bullshit on the fishing net crap. And I'm a Marine biologist.

    1. Marine biologist, hey?


  2. Hurry and cut out the teeth! They have many uses including handles for knives and grips for handguns.

  3. I'm no marine biologist but It's a necropsy, not a post mortem...