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Short-finned pilot whale of the Fiji Islands(Globicephala macrorhynchus)

Pilot whales belong to the family of the oceanic dolphins as are their larger cusins the killer whales.
They are a common sight  outside Fijis reefs and lagoons in the open sea, they are seen throughout the year.
They are typical squid eaters for which they dive deep to catch them, but also eat fish.
Pilotwhales can be very curious sometimes approach a drifting boat, a skybob -pushing their heads vetical high out of the water and looking at the boat and people.
Sometimes exciting snorkelling experiences are possible.

  Pilot whales are very social, usualy seen in groups of several dozen individuals.  Occasioanally they form very large groups of many hundert animals spread out over a great ocean area. It then seems that the ocean is full of pilothwles.
Often the  mingle with bottlenose or spinner dolphins for protections or to hunt togehter.

When in the water one could clearly hear theier whistles and clicks, with which they comunicate and navigate
Pilot whales are common throughout the worlds oceans. However they seem to prefer warm tropical waters, ussually offshore with easy access to deep water and areas with large squid populations. 



 
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