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Long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas)

Males: 6-6.5 meters, Females: 4-5.5 meter 

2 tonnes

Males and females can be distinguished by the shape of the dorsal fin, which is bigger and more curved in the case of the males. They live in groups of 10 to 20 individuals, thought to be formed for females and their offspring, but it is common to see large schools of hundreds of them with a high degree of social cohesion. The main dives are done in depths between 30-60m, but they can reach nearly 600m deep. They eat mainly cephalopods, fishes and some crustaceans.



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