Sperm Whale Replica Tooth, Large at 4 inches long, Brand New, Realistic Replica, Worldwide Shipping
For sale is a life size realistic replica of a sperm whale tooth. This realistic replica measures
4 inches long (12.5cm) x 2 inches (5cm) wide and weighs about 160 grams. This is an accurate reconstruction (not an original fossil) of a large sperm whale tooth. Our replicas are cast and molded in house and are very true to scale. Please remember, that you are not buying an authentic tooth (which could be valued in the thousands of dollars), but rather, an accurate reconstruction.
The tooth is molded of resin, a hard polymer material which consists of some plastic and other natural/synthetic materials.
*PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA*
10 Facts About the sperm whale (from whalefacts):
- Reaching depths of over 9,500 ft. the sperm whale is one of the deepest diving marine mammals in the world.
- Sperm whales are well-known for their diet which consists of giant squid, which are known for being able to grow to lengths of over 40 ft. long.
- Because the sperm whale often hunts for its food in pitch black waters echolocation allows them to maintain complete awareness of their surrounds using sound.
- Some people believe the sperm whale is the only whale with a throat large enough to swallow a human, however due to their deep hunting behaviors its likely they would never run into a person while searching for food.
- Because the sperm whale is a marine mammal it requires oxygen to breathe. The water that spouts from its blowhole is simply water that has accumulated around the outside of the blowhole and not water that entered the whales lungs.
- The sperm whales brain is more than 5 times the weight of a human brain.
- The only known natural predator of the sperm whale is a pack of killer whales. Although these attacks are rare they have been observed in the wild.
- Sperm whales are known to produce ambergris (whale vomit) which has been used to create perfumes and expensive high-end scents.
- During deep dives the sperm whale can hold its breath for up to 90 minutes!
- These marine mammals inhale/exhale an average of 3 – 7 times per minute depending on how active they’ve been.
THE ITEM(S) WILL BE SHIPPED OUT VIA STANDARD MAIL (USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL) (ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 3-14 WORKING DAYS DEPENDING ON COUNTRY AND LOCATION). THANK YOU FOR LOOKING.