American Association for the Advancement of Science. To many listeners, the haunting songs seemed like a cry for help. Toothed whales, on the other hand, have conical teeth adapted to catching fish or squid. Tomus I in Latin Editio decima, reformata ed. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Hussey happened upon a pod of sperm whales, killed one and dragged it home.
As with other mammals, the fundamental instinct of the whale was to try to carry on breathing at all costs, even though this meant beaching to prevent itself from drowning. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. They are bottom feeders, mainly eating crustaceans and benthic invertebrates. Retrieved 18 March Retrieved 29 June Blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka have been repeatedly recorded making "songs" of four notes, lasting about two minutes each, reminiscent of the well-known humpback whale songs. Amphibians Frog Salamander Toad Toadstone.