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Dubai One of the smallest of the world's biggest creatures, a dwarf sperm whale, was found beached along Palm Jebel Ali a few days ago after colliding with a vessel which probably caused death on impact.
Only three species belong to the sperm whale family (Kogiidae) and the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) which is the smallest with a maximum length of just 2.
Dwarf sperm whales feed mainly on squid and crabs and prefer deeper water.
Further analysis confirmed the identity of a dwarf sperm whale.