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Mocha Dick was a male sperm whale that lived in the Pacific Ocean in the early 19th century, usually encountered in the waters near Mocha Island, off the central coast of Chile. American explorer and author Jeremiah N. Reynolds published his account, "Mocha Dick: Or The White Whale of the Pacific: A Leaf from a.
The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) or cachalot /ˈkæʃəˌlɒt, ˈkæʃəˌl oʊ/ is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It is the only living member of genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale family, along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the.
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Description:Knowing that these whales can easily live up to 70 years I could also only but wonder if this whale had encountered my kind equipped with a harpoon decades before and somehow survived. The crew now all took to the three small harpooning boats and began what was to be a marathon tale of survival and cannibalism on the open ocean. Britannica Newsletters Sign up here to get more Demystified stories delivered right to your inbox! Its surrounding wall, known as the case, is extremely tough and fibrous. Portrait of Amos Smalley, circa The Essex crew quickly salvaged the few things they could and abandoned ship. Whale sound Anatomy of the sperm whale's head.