Friday, September 21, 2001

Short-finned Pilot whale

Date : Friday September 21th 2001
Location : Atlantic Ocean, Azores
Position : 38-20N 028-20W
Species : Short-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Total number seen : 8

After we left de common dolphins we spotted a group of pilotwhales. the group constisted of one male, a few females and some juveniles, in total 8 or 9 individuals.
Pilot whale Azores
The difference between a short-finned and a longfinned pillot whale is at the surface not to determine. The difference between the two species are the pectorial fins (long or short finned).
This is a short-finned pilot whale because we are in tropical waters. The long-finned pilot whale are present in artic and subartic waters

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