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Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)

Tenerife is one of the only 5 places in the world with a resident population of Short-finned Pilot Whales. During our tours, we have the opportunity to see different family groups and observe different behaviors such as resting, travelling, socializing and mating.

Pilot whales are very sociable animals, living in pods of 10-20 animals. The males are bigger than the females, growing up to 7 meters in length. They can go up to 1000 meters deep to find the squid that they feed on.

Did you know?

 

They are known as the “Cheetahs of the deep” for the high-speed

they reach when they are hunting.