Short-finned pilot whales

Short-finned pilot whales

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Credit: CHRISTOPHER SWANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), with their dorsal fin visible at the surface. Whales dive to feed, coming to the surface for air. The short-finned pilot whale, which is found throughout the world's temperate and tropical waters, can be between 4 and 6 metres in length. It feeds on fish, squid and octopus. Photographed in the Gulf of California, Mexico.

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