Hello I was reading Monty's thread about Wikipedia and the inaccuracies contained in their Giant Squid entry. I think it was Steve who said: "Whether the whale is attracted to crap-tasting food is another leap - maybe that's all that's available and it just tolerates it." Can the whale neutralise the ammonia? Wouldn't it be poisonous? Is there an overlap between Cephalopod and Whale science that can explain why the whale eats something that must taste pretty foul? As it's a mammal I'm guessing that a sperm whale's taste buds are fairly developed, mind you I've seen a dog eat some cat poo before and not seem bothered, but ammonia's something else isn't it?