Sea predators. Most large marine life.
American scientists have found that the largest marine predator in the history of the Earth was a giant sperm whale that lived in the oceans 12-13 million years ago and hunted other whales.
The discovery Oliver Lambert from the Royal Belgian Institute of natural Sciences in Brussels, and Giovanni Bianucci from the University of Pisa in Italy found fragments of fossilized jaw of a whale in geological formations in the Peruvian desert in ICA, already known to many paleontologists, their artifacts.
The researchers called their newly described species is the sperm whale Leviathan melvillei in honour of Herman Melville, the author of the book about sea monster – the whale Moby dick.
According to the reconstruction carried out by scientists, the giant was a jaw length of three meters and its length from snout to tail 16-18 meters.
The most amazing feature of this unusual animal has huge teeth length 30 inches and width 12 inches. These are the largest teeth possessed by any of earth’s wild animals. Continue reading