Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

Cephalopod remains from a sperm whale caught off Vigo, Spain

M. R. Clarkea1 and N. MacLeoda1

a1 The Laboratory, Marine Biological Association, Citadel Hill, Plymouth and Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley

A small collection of cephalopod beaks from the stomach of a sperm whale caught off Vigo is described, identified and the weight of cephalopods represented is estimated. Comparisons are made with a similar collection previously described from a whale caught off Madeira.