Short-Finned Pilot Whale
stocky, bulbous forehead, sharp pointed flippers
Limited information, but considered highly social
Found primarily in deep waters throughout tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
No set migration pattern.
Social system/Group size
25 to 50 animals
Bycatch: gillnets, longlines, and trawl. Drive fisheries in Japan. Ship strikes.
NMFS working to address the impact of pelagic longline fishing on pilot whales.
They are the second largest species in the dolphin family after killer whales.