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A creature from the waters around the Shetland Islands in Europe, the High-Finned Sperm Whale has also been spotted in Nova Scotia, Canada, South America and Antatctica. Many sightings are of beached specimens, or creatures trapped in ice.

Appearance & DescriptionEdit

The High-finned Sperm Whales looks like a regular sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), but with a dorsal finned likened to a "mizzen mast" by a Sir Robert Sibbald. They are somewhere between 10 and 100 feet long.


High-Finned Sperm Whales are most often thought to be some sort of genetic mutation, maybe a subspecies, or even a new species (the scientific name Physeter tursio has been proposed. Those who doubt the cryptid's existence say such a creature would have been caught by now. However, new whales are being found all the time.