Short-finned pilot whale

  • Globicephala macrorhynchus

Pilot Whales are quite fond of temperate seas like the ones of Madeira Island !

 Typically their body is dark grey to black but with a lighter area near the dorsal fin. Their head is distinctive and round, with a back bulb and a small frontal prominence. They can reach up to 6 meters long.

They are very sweet and sociable animals that tend to travel in groups and, sometimes, do so alongside bottlenose dolphins!