Short-finned pilot whale

  • 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!