Vivisection of the third live specimen is almost complete. Careful perforation of the lower diaphragm has brought me closer to observing the secretion of the oil, but the process retains its mystery.
This creature has weakened considerably since its capture, and its output is quite low. I've attached electrical stimulators to the beast. A mild current increases output by twenty percent, to the considerable complaint of the whale, I might add. Increasing the voltage will likely kill the creature, so further exploration will have to wait on a stronger specimen. For now, the music continues.