Physical Properties of Spermaceti Oil in the Sperm Whale

Abstract

As a basis for an understanding of the buoyancy function ofthe spermaceti organ of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus L.) this paper deals with the following three physical properties of spermaceti oil: (i) the relationship between its density, temperature and pressure; (ii) heat exchange during freezing and melting; and (iii) the elevation of its… (More)

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