Pilot whale

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

  • Dolphins Sighted In Calbayog Waters

    Dolphins Sighted In Calbayog Waters

    A group of dolphins was seen swimming near the coast of Calbayog City, Samar on Monday, a rare sight for locals.

    Based on the pictures taken, there were about 10 dolphins sighted off Carayman village. Authorities said they could be pilot whales, which measure around 6 feet long.

    Pilot whales are among the largest members of the dolphin family, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

    The Provincial Fishery Office of Samar said there had been several sightings of dolphins in Calbayog waters since April 2017, when the campaign against illegal fishing was initiated.

  • Rescuing A Stranded Pilot Whale

    Rescuing A Stranded Pilot Whale

    This weekend a pilot whale beached herself onto our reef about 5 minutes from my house. She was previously being cared for in a rehabilitation center to recover from nearby dynamite blasts. But after she was released, she stranded herself again in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur. I arrived at the scene, just before people approached the whale. I called fellow PCV Matt for some advice, and then took control of the situation while waiting for a boat from BFAR to arrive.

  • Beached Pilot Whale Rescued In Ilocos Norte

    Beached Pilot Whale Rescued In Ilocos Norte

    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 ...

  • Wounded Dolphin Found In E B Magalona Negros Occidental

    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 ...

  • In Search For The The Big Blue Whale A Balyena Org Volunteer Experience

    In Search For The The Big Blue Whale A Balyena Org Volunteer Experience

    So I been wanting to do this for a long time.To volunteer for a Non Governmental Organization. Since I'm a mermaid I followed quite a number of most Philippine based NGO for marine conservation such as Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Greenpeace-Ph, Save Philippine Seas,Oceana-Ph, Ocean Conservancy and Balyena.org, I been supporting their cause even by just sharing post online as form of information dissemination.

    Last year I really really wanted to join Balyena.org's Humpback Whale Expedition in Southern tip of Philippines- the Babuyanes Island for summer season. I send my volunt ...

  • Humpbacks Lure Whale Watchers To Babuyan

    Humpbacks Lure Whale Watchers To Babuyan

    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 ...