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Melon-headed whale

Peponocephala electra

Melon-headed whale © Imogen Webster

Melon-headed whale

See all species Not actually a whale, and with no actual melons. Well, not of the fruit variety anyway… A member of the dolphin family, little is known about the regal melon-headed whales. Usually found far offshore beyond the continental shelf, they are most often spotted in the waters around the Philippines and the Hawaiian…

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More melon headed whales die in mass stranding in Japan

Officials in Japan have continued to bury more melon-headed whales after they beached on the shore over the weekend. Eight more were found washed up along the coast at Hokota, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Tokyo, bringing the total number of deaths to over the 150 mark. The melon-headed whale is actually a member…

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