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1. Cachalots are not the very largest whales but what do they have that is larger than that of any other animal on earth today and possibly ever?
2. How did cachalots come to be known by the unflattering name of sperm whale?
3. Cachalot males are how much larger than females?
4. Cachalots eat many types of sea creatures but what is their preferred meal?
5. The size of a cachalot alone is enough to deter most would-be predators but there is one animal that will prey on them regularly. Which one?
6. Cachalot vomit is valuable.
7. What is the very deepest a cachalot has been known to dive?
8. Cachalots do not chew their food but swallow it whole, so scientists are unsure how they use their teeth. What is the most prominent theory? (Think bighorn sheep)
9. What is the average lifespan of a cachalot?
10. Cachalots are social creatures. What best describes their "family" structures.
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