During our last year's summer holiday at the north-sea we visited the "Waloseum". It's a place where you can learn things about whales and seals and the Wadden Sea. Among other things they exhibit a skeleton of a spermwhale wich was found on 30th november 2003 in the wadden sea of the island norderney. It was quite impressive to see this big heavy animal skeleton. We took a lot pictures. And I want to share these interesting ones with you.
Latin technical term: physeter catadon, i.e. teeth only in lower jaw
physter macorcephalu, i.e. big head
Stranded: 30th november 2003 as one of two vagrants at norderney
Age: 20 to 25
Length: 14,5 mtr (47,57 ft.)
Weight: 40 tonne THAT's HEAVY isn't it?
Weight of head: 7,5 tonne
Numbers of bones: 148
Numbers of teeth in upper jaw: 12, rarely existent