Meet my new friend, a 50cm hand-carved wooden sperm whale, which arrived earlier today from Ogasawara.
The carving was specially made by an incredibly talented artist who lives in Ogasawara.
My friend and fellow photographer Douglas Seifert (who's website has been "under construction" since the inception of the internet) has a carving similar to this one, and there's a third on its way over to Eric Cheng.
I've named my new cetacean companion Scar, in honour of the friendly male sperm whale that I met in Dominica earlier this year.
Now I can go whale watching any time I want!