Let me introduce you to Leviathan mellvillei, he's the bigger whale eating the big whale.
He's named after Herman Melville, author of 'Moby Dick' and a favourite book of mine.
Klaas Post of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam in the Netherlands discovered the ancient whale's fossils on the last day of a brief fossil-hunting expedition in 2008 in the Peruvian desert.
When they saw the huge teeth they knew it wasn't a baleen whale and it turned out to be a giant sperm whale.
I've been cleaning out bits and pieces from my misc. file and I can't think how I managed to miss this beauty. I love the take on the 'Jaws' poster. I'm posting it now because of another weird experiment going on. Scientists are confident that they can bring back the woolly Mammoth from frozen DNA, perhaps only five years away from success. And every week, another species is declared extinct on our planet.
Why don't they bring this baby back and dump him in the middle of a Japanese "scientific" whaling fleet? Now that would be worth the money.