Function of the Spermaceti Organ of the Sperm Whale

@article{Clarke1970FunctionOT,
  title={Function of the Spermaceti Organ of the Sperm Whale},
  author={M. Clarke},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1970},
  volume={228},
  pages={873-874}
}
  • M. Clarke
  • Published 1970
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • THE structure of the head of the sperm whale (Physeter catodon) was described in outline by Pouchet and Beauregard1–3 and by Raven and Gregory4, but the function of the large, wax filled spermaceti organ and related structures is not known although several theories4–6 have been advanced. 
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