Gulperwhale

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Gulperwhale
Base Information
Classification Omnivore/filter
Terrain Ocean
Locomotion Swimmer
Size 25m & 2,000kg
Speed Fast (10.0kph)
Strength Very Strong
Social Structure Small Groups
Weapons Teeth (Bite)
Armor Leather
Source
Homeworld Mer (Reaver's Deep 2414)
Multi-world No
Canon No
Reference Traveller Chronicle 7


The Gulperwhale is a large aquatic omnivore/filter that is native to Mer (Reaver's Deep 2414).

Gulperwhale (Creature) Physiology & Ecology[edit]

The Gulperwhale is a migratory creature, whose schools can cover half the globe in the course of a lifetime.

Gulperwhale (Creature) Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

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Gulperwhale (Creature) Diet & Trophics[edit]

Gulperwhales have a unique jaw structure consisting of large carnivorous teeth designed to rend prey into smaller, swallow-able bites, intended for a series of two stomachs and a secondary set of filtering teeth and organs leading to a separate series of five stomachs.

Gulperwhales typically prey upon raft communities and mid-sized herbivorous sealife, being able to not only consume the floating vegetative lifeforms, the "sea rafts", but also any animal-like lifeforms living on a "sea raft" community. The main competition for these raft communities are packs of small, but dangerous Lancesharks.

The Gulperwhale's filtering digestive system allows it to survive on plankton-like lifeforms in Mer's seas, but this doesn't provide enough nutrition for the animal to flourish so omnivorous hunting is obligate for Gulperwhales during the smaller sea life breeding seasons.

Gulperwhale (Creature) History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is a highly palatable form of seafood that has caught on quickly.

Gulperwhale (Creature) TAS Advisory[edit]

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Gulperwhale (Creature) References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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