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Two young Aussie adventurers from Sonrisa (www.sailsonrisa.com) helped us discover this dead thing the other day.

As far as I can tell from Wikipedia it used to be a young white sperm whale. It’s too big to used to be a dwarf or pygmy sperm whale.

It’s been dead for a while, as the skeleton has softened and the tail turned.  However, the skin is mostly intact with only a few bird holes.  There were no shark bites we could find.

It did indeed stink.  Nancy found some spermaceti on the beach.  It stunk too.