I could’t find a whale dictionary
in the special internet owl dictionary shop
I found the goose-beaked whale instead
What an owl whale of a time I had with it:
Cuvier’s beaked whale, water-owl of old
Ziphius with the toothed beak
Strap on your xiphos-sword;
pierce the word-ship’s hull
Does your sea-song get bent in that concave skull?
or are you diving deeper and deeper
to escape the noisy information sea
and the Japanese scientific cull?
Bonus: Just for you, because you couldn’t care a sou: Beaked Whale
Image from page 27 of “Cetaceans of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary / prepared for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service by Stephen Leatherwood; Cetaceans of the Channel