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Pilot and Beaked Whales off the Canary Islands

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1. A short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) surfaces explosively after its rapid dive, trailing a 4-foot-long squid tentacle from its mouth. The tentacle's length indicates that the whale is catching very large, deep-living squid. (Pablo Aspas)

Last updated: August 13, 2014