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Short-finned pilot whale

Short-finned pilot whale

Globicephala macrorhynchus

Short-finned pilot whale

Short-finned pilot whale

See all species Short-finned pilot whales have been nicknamed as the “cheetahs of the deep sea” for their deep, high-speed, sprint-dives to chase and capture large squid. Pilot whales are extraordinarily social; their strong bonds motivate  them to stick together through thick and thin, even when that means putting themselves at risk. Other names: pothead…

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More whales found dead off Florida coast

Local marine wildlife authorities in Florida (US) have reported that another 11 pilot whales have been found dead following a mass stranding a week ago, bringing the total death toll to 22. Hopes remain that the remaining pilot whales have now headed back out to deeper waters. The pod of short-finned pilot whales was first spotted…

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