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Pilot Whales

Pilot Whales
Picture of Pilot Whales taken in/from the boat of Tenerife Dolphin excursions (Tenerife - Spain)
Date: Oct-2006
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Comments: Long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas). Its scientific name means "black globe-head", referring to the bulbous forehead. This species are quite common in the channel between Tenerife and La Gomera. The animals mainly seem to follow their prey, which is squid. A mature male can reach a length of 6 m and a weight of 3.5 t.

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