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Rusty Whale - Wall Hanging

This fabulous wall hanging of a sperm whale has been deliberately rusted by immersing in sea water to naturally corrode the surface.

This nautical inspired home accessory has been cleverly fashioned from steel and is designed to be wall hung or could be casually placed on a shelf.

Sperm whales are large marine mammals, mature males can grow up to 20 metres (67 ft) in length, but they also hold a number of other records within the animal kingdom.

They have the largest brain of any animal, it’s the largest living toothed animal, it can dive as deep as 3 kilometres which makes it the deepest diving mammal and its clicking vocalisations used for sonar are also the loudest sound made by any animal.

Although sperm whales can live for more than 70 years, excessive hunting by whalers for their oils in the production of soap, candles and cosmetics has had a dramatic effect on numbers.

Prior to commercial whaling in the 18th century, it is estimated that the sperm whale population was over 1,000000 and that it subsequently dropped to approx 300,000.

Nowadays they are under protection and although recovery is a slow process, they are rated as vulnerable rather than endangered.

Ready for hanging, on the reverse are are two metal hooks and spacing bar to lift the whale away from the wall for a more pleasing effect.

Made of Metal

Overall Size: 14 x 46 cm long

 
Price: £14.95
 
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