COMMON NAME: Short-finned Pilot Whale

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Globicephala macrorhynchus

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SUBORDER: Odontoceti

LENTGH: 6m

  • Bulbous melon head with no obvious beak

  • Hooked dorsal fin is far forward on the body and has a relatively long base

  • Body is black or dark brown, with a large gray
    saddle behind the dorsal fin

  • Occur in groups of 25 to 50 animals