Short-finned pilot whale
- Globicephala macrorhynchus
Pilot whales love tropical and temperate waters like Madeira’s sea!
Usually, their body is dark-grey to black with a lighter spot behind the dorsal fin. Characteristically round headed with a large forehead and a short snout, they can be up to over 6 meters long.
However, they are very sweet and sociable animals. They tend to travel in large groups and, sometimes, do so alongside bottlenose dolphins!