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  1. 01 Jul '10 17:52
    Ancient Giant predatory whale named for 'Moby Dick' author

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100630/ap_on_sc/eu_whale_fossil
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    01 Jul '10 18:48
    The picture implies it was bigger than a blue whale. It wasn't. It was just a sperm whale with gigantic teeth.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    01 Jul '10 21:35
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The picture implies it was bigger than a blue whale. It wasn't. It was just a sperm whale with gigantic teeth.
    Yeah, a sperm whale that could eat the worlds biggest alligator with one gulp.....
  4. 02 Jul '10 03:55
    yeah, it was weird. Not sure I get it either. A sperm whale seems like a very different kind of body structure to support the powerful jaws of a predator like that. I could see a larger version of a killer whale, I guess???