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the eye of the whale

While a dazzling work of art, Cook’s sperm whale is also the forensic study a naturalist would have created. The whole history of this sleek creature, a large-brained, long-living predator with few natural enemies, is written like graffiti on his skin. The abrasions, the exfoliations, scars and ragged tail remind us that deep-sea adventures are not all plain sailing. PATRICIA ANDERSON

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