Pilot whale

Globicephala melas

  • The long finned pilot whales is the sub species found in Greenland
  • Length of 6-7 meters
  • Weight of 2.300 kg for males and 1.300 kg for females
  • Feed mainly on squid
  • Found in groups of 10-100 individuals
  • Reach sexual maturity when males are 12-16 years old and femals 6-9 years old
Pilot whales in Norway. Photo: Fernando Ugarte
Pilot whales in Norway. Photo: Fernando Ugarte
Updated 09.21.2016