Description: This is a 3D light structured surface scan of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) stranded in the 1930s in Norway.
This has been scanned as part of the Museum’s Digital Collections Programme, to find out more visit www.nhm.ac.uk/digitalcollections
Comments: Sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales and largest toothed predator on Earth. The sperm whale is a deep-diving species which uses echolocation to find its prey, which includes the giant squid. It has a wide distribution across almost all marine regions.
Specimen number: NHMUK ZD 2007.100