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Whales: The Sea's Mysterious Giants

Photography by Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures, from Among Giants | Captions by Della Watson

Sperm whales have the lowest reproductive rate of all mammals—they're able to give birth to a single calf every four to six years at their reproductive peak—and the largest brain of any living creature on the planet. These highly social animals often raise their young communally.


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