Giant Whale-eating whale discoveredJuly 1st, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jul 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The remains of a huge sperm whale believed to be 13 million years old, has been found along the coast near a desert in the nation of Peru.
These extinct whales are very different from the normal whales, which abound these days. The sperm whales are believed to eat like killer whales that take huge bites out of their prey, according to Discovery News.
The team, which found the extinct whale, was led by paleontologist Olivier Lambert who belongs to the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. He said that ‘we could see it from very far.’
The big whale had bottom jaws, which are 36 cm long and other teeth on its top jaw. Its skull was about 3 meters long. There was also a large hole in the skull, which made it possible for it to have large jaw bone muscles. “These are very unusual attributes. It’s remarkably big. That is unexpected,” according to evolution expert Ewan Fordyce who belongs to the University of Otago, New Zealand.
This further explained the thought that ‘the whale had deadly bite’. Ewan Fordyce of the University of Otago, New Zealand said that the whale was “remarkably big” and “unexpected”. He also added that they were looking to learn more about how the whale ate, in the future.
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