Across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, pilot whales are a fascinating species.
Since they reside in larger pods and only a few species in the warmer waters where whale tours operate, visitors on whale watching cruises often see them.
Due to the difficulty of studying their aquatic lives, these amazing species are currently being explored.
Pilot whales, also known as globicephala, are a kind of marine animal that resemble dolphins more than real whales.
Tropical and subtropical seas are the preferred habitat for short-finned species.
They swim in the warm seas off the shores of Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Caribbean Islands.
Males typically live 45 years, while females may live up to 60 years. Nearly 200,000 short-finned whales are known to exist in the wild.
The long-finned species of G. melas spends their whole lives in the open ocean and favors living in cooler climates.