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Short Finned Pilot Whale
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Globicephala macrorhynchus
Family Name:
Delphinidae
Size:
3.6 to 7.2 m
Weight:
1-4 tons
Color:
jet black or dark gray
Diet:
squid and fish
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Short Finned Pilot Whale

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Short Finned Pilot Whale Description
  Pilot whales often occur in very large herds and are frequently stranded on the shore in masses. They feed on squids and fishes. Short-finned Pilot Whales have been reported to "spy-hop," or perch upright in the water with just the head out. When resting on the surface, individuals often position themselves side by side in long lines. Their habit of slapping their flukes on the surface is called lobtailing.  
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