Pilot whales are cetaceans belonging to the genus Globicephala. The two extant species are the long-finned pilot whale (G. melas) and the short-finned pilot whale (G. macrorhynchus). The two are not readily distinguished at sea, and analysis of the skulls is the best way to tell the difference between them.
Between the two species, pilot whales range in waters nearly worldwide, wit ...
h long-finned pilot whales living in cold waters and short-finned pilot whales living in tropical and subtropical waters. Pilot whales are among the largest of the oceanic dolphins, exceeded in size only by the killer whale. They and other large members of the dolphin family are also known as blackfish.
Pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus News
Authorities on Tuesday rescued a female pilot whale found beached in Currimao, Ilocos Norte.
At about 6:00 a.m., coastal residents in Salugan village tried to get near the stranded marine mammal but due to strong winds, it was drifted to the sandy shores of Barangay Victoria, in front of the Sitio Remedios Resort in Currimao town.
The locals reported the incident to concerned authorities, Responders for endangered marine mammals in the province immediately proceeded to the area to rescue the stranded whale.
One of the responders, Provincial Fisheries and Regulatory Officer Arthur Vale ...
An injured dolphin was found in the waters of Barangay Gahit, E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental early Wednesday morning, July 12.
Senior Inspector Bonifacio Aral Jr., town police chief, said fishermen saw the dolphin around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
It has wounds on its surface but is alive, Aral said.
Members of the town?s Bantay Dagat responded and helped the dolphin reach the deep waters.
Aral said the dolphin might have been washed ashore after the heavy rains Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the short-finned pilot whale found by residents in the shoreline of Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacol ...
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A distant splash breaks the flat gold sheen of the ocean off the Babuyan island group.
"One o'clock, three kilometers," Jo Marie Acebes yells. The captain of her outrigger changes course.
The chase is on for a photo shoot of humpback whales of the North Pacific in their southernmost breeding ground. Annually, these creatures??"each the length of a basketball court and weighing 22,000 to 36,000 kilograms??"migrate from the Arctic to these balmy Babuyan waters to mate and breed.
This also makes the remote islands stage to one of the world's least understood underwater symphonies. Humpba ...
It is one of Mindoro's finest places. It is a crown jewel," said Vicente Tuddao Jr., assistant regional director for Technical Services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Mimaropa.
Tuddao was referring to the Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP), a key biodiversity area (KBA) in the town of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro province. "The island's mangrove forest, the coral reef, they are in good health, in excellent condition. The park is definitely Mindoro's precious jewel," Tuddao told the BusinessMirror in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Two hours away by motorized banc ...
Another wounded pan-tropical spotted dolphin (Stennela attenuate) was beached in the coastal barangay of Navotas-B here in Laoag City on the evening of Sept. 23, said Arthur Valente, fishery regulatory officer of the Provincial Agriculture Office.
According to Mr. Valente, residents saw the young adult male dolphin with at least two old wounds??"measuring 2x3 centimeters at the left ventral side beside the umbilicus and a 4 centimeter slit above the genital area. The beached dolphin looks skinny and it measures 197 centimeters and weighs approximately 85 kilograms.
Based on initial repor ...