Short-finned Pilot Whale

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The Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus, is one of the two species of cetacean in the genus Globicephala. It is part of the oceanic dolphin family Delphinidae, though its behaviour is closer to that of the larger whales.

Short-finned Pilot Whales can be confused with their relatives the long-finned pilot whales, but there are various differences. As their names indicate, their flippers are shorter than those of the Long-finned Pilot Whale, with a gentler curve on...
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