Category: Maia & Borges

Gray Whale (Maia & Borges, Schleich, Mojö Fun, Unknown Company)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 Today’s review will cover the Northern Pacific voyager, the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus). The gray whale is a very well-known mysticete due to frequent sightings during whale-watching tours along the American west coast. Gray whales were also known as the ‘’Devil-fish’’ due to the aggression they display …

Humpback Whale (Maia & Borges, Schleich, Mojö Fun)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 This review will cover an exceptional mysticete, the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae). The humpback is a well-recognized whale due to its breaching behavior and unique appearance. While placed in a separate genus from most other rorquals, modern genomic studies consistently report the humpback whale as the closest …

Sperm Whale (Maia & Borges, Mojö Fun, Papo, & Schleich)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 Today I am reviewing a figure of my favorite animal, the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). Its common name is derived from the discovery of an organ in its head that contained a white, waxy substance that was confused for its semen. The spermaceti oil and ambergris made …