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As if to prove that they really do take whales for "scientific purposes," here's a Japanese page that shows the stomach contents of several whales, including a sperm whale with catholic taste in squid:
Indeed, watch this space in days to come; it is time to resurrect this popular old thread.
We'll process ~ 25 whale stomachs this coming week. It will take some planning and a few months, but eventually we will come up with a TONMO exclusive - our very own key to identifying cephalopods, both squid and octopus, using beak morphology - an online article to assist people with identifications based on partial remains.
We've been at a whale stranding all day - 13 male sperm whales off West Coast, Auckland, NZ; will be there again tomorrow to process the stomachs of 11 of them. Have heaps of pics of colossal and giant squid battle scars on their heads ....