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) at the surface, dappled in sunlight. Whales and dolphins 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, is actually a large dolphin. It can be between 4 and 6 metres in length, and feeds on fish, squid and octopus. Photographed in the Canary Islands.

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