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chained_bear commented on the word monkey's muzzle
"Just beneath its blowhole, a sperm whale has what the whalemen referred to as a monkey's muzzle, a cartilaginous clapper system that scientists believe to be the source of the clicking sounds it uses to 'see' the world through echolocation..."
--Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, 86–87
May 1, 2008
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