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Short-finned Pilot Whale

Globicephala macrorhynchus


The short-finned whale has a stocky body, a bulbous forehead, no prominent beak, long flippers sharply pointed at the tip, black or dark grey color, fin set forward on body, fluke raised before deep dive, may float motionless at the surface, frequently seen in very large groups, prefers deep water, may be approached.


Seen about 60 miles offshore of South Padre Island.

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South Padre Island, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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