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Giant sperm whales figure out how to pluck cod from fishing lines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sperm whales have learned to pluck sablefish from fishing lines being hauled from the depths of the Gulf of Alaska, showing a dexterity that belies their enormous size and toothy, underslung jaws.
"No one likes to get fewer fish, but take one look at those big whales and you realize you're out of your league," said Sitka longliner Dan Falvey, who, along with Curran, is one of 10 fishermen working with Straley.

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