Saturday, 24 September 2011

Big and Rare, off Raasay

Last Saturday, Calum MacAskill, of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, spotted and captured, by camera, this sperm whale in the Sound of Raasay. It's a rare occurrence there, in fact anywhere off the Scottish coast. This is the deepest diving mammal, the largest living toothed animal, with the biggest-sized brain of any creature. It can grow up to 67' and its head can represent up to one-third of its length.

Scottish Islands Explorer - more common on Raasay

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