TITLE

Pilot Whale

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Pilot Whale, or Blackfish, a toothed whale related to the dolphin. The long-finned pilot whale is uniformly black; the short-finned pilot whale is black with a white patch on the chin. Pilot whales grow to a length of 25 feet (7.6 m). They swim in schools of up to several hundred members, sometimes following a leader in single file. Pilot whales sometimes beach themselves and lie stranded until they die.
ACCESSION #
37309753

 

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