Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

Also known as Blackfish, Bubble, India Pilot Whale, North Pacific Pilot Whale, Pacific Pilot Whale, Potheads, Shortfin Pilot Whale, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Short-finned Whale, Southern Blackfish

Description

Also called Blackfish, Bubble, India Pilot Whale, North Pacific Pilot Whale, Pacific Pilot Whale, Potheads, Shortfin Pilot Whale, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Short-finned Whale, Southern Blackfish.

Found in deep offshore areas often in pods of 25-50 at a time.
They feed on fish and squid.
Length - 400cm
Depth - 0-2400m
Widespread Tropical waters of Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific

They have a bulbous head with the fin far forward. Their body colour is black to brown with a large grey saddle mark behind the Dorsal Fin.
These toothed whales have only one blow hole.
They can live up to 40-60years Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-finned_pilot_whale

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