The Sperm Whales, Giant and Pygmy

  title={The Sperm Whales, Giant and Pygmy},
  author={Theodore. Gill},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={725 - 743}
  • T. Gill
  • Published 1 February 1871
  • History
  • The American Naturalist
Vastness of size is so generally, and it may almost be conceded, so naturally associated in the popular idea with the whales, that some may scarcely be able to. realize at first the fact that there are species no larger than ordinary porpoises; and yet which agree so closely in all the more essential elements of structure with some of the whales, that it is impossible, in a natural system, toseparate them far from their gigantic relatives. We say some of the whales, for it is to be observed… 
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