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    Re: Sperm whale buoyancy.
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Mar 22, 09:07 +1100

    Gary says:
    > I can add some personal observations. Sunday we were offshore southern
    > California about 5 NM south west of Port Hueneme where we saw two
    > humped back whales. We watched these whales for some time and they
    > appeared to be on about a seven minute schedule. One surfaced so close
    > to the boat that we could hear him blow and then smelled his breath
    > which was very "fishy." Since he had been down only about seven
    > minutes and we were in only thirteen fathoms it would appear George's
    > "fart" theory for the "fishy" smell has been disproved.
     One observation of a different species in (presumably) shallow
    coastal waters in another hemisphere? Am not sure this disproves
    anything. It could be like making a conclusion about the physiology of
    camels based on a single observation of a beaver.
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