"At times, when closely pursued, he will disgorge what are supposed to be the detached arms of the squid; some of them thus exhibited exceeding twenty and thirty feet in length. They fancy that the monster to which these arms belonged ordinarily clings by them to the bed of the ocean; and that the sperm whale, unlike other species, is supplied with teeth in order to attack and tear it".
|Herman Melville, Moby Dick|
|“Battles between the squid and the sperm whale are awesome sights”|
Charley Harper, illustrating Gerald Fichter’s The Animal Kingdom