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worldofwhales:

This is a dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima). Kind of looks like a tiny harmless shark!

False and pygmy sperm whales actually have “false gills” behind their eyes, which, combined with their underslung jaw, makes them superficially resemble sharks.

They also can expel a reddish-brown fluid from their bodies when frightened and hide in the cloud that it makes, much like a squid or octopus does when they’re frightened.

They’re definitely weird.

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