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  • lkcnhmThe Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest toothed whale on earth. It derives its name from a waxy liquid found in the sperm whale’s head, now called spermaceti, which was previously mistaken to be whale sperm! This fluid is now thought to aid them in buoyancy or echolocation.

    Curious to find out more about these gentle giants of the ocean? Join us for a free talk as Tony Wu takes us through his 17-year learning process, where he swam among pods of whales in hundreds, perhaps thousands. He will relate his encounters with what we seemingly know and speculate, in the academic context, about the mysterious giant mammals of the deep.

    Title: Sperm Whales by @tonywu98
    Date: 24th February 2017, Friday
    Time: 7PM – 9PM
    Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Learning Lab, Level 1M
    RSVP now at the link in our profile!

    Photo by Tony Wu

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