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IN Animals ON 05 Oct, 2015
The pilot whales are like the killer whales who are the member of the dolphin family and are the second only up to the size of the killer whales. They are mostly dark black in color while some of them are dark grey in color. Generally, a female mammal can have a height of 19 feet and weighs around 1.8 tons while male mammals are larger and can reach lengths of up to 25 feet and 3.5 tons.
The strong group of twenty pilot whales made their way at the off coast of Scotland. The unbelievable sight, in the Cromarty Firth, Highland, has happened before a decade.
Spyhopping is when whales or dolphins jump out of the water and stick their heads up out of the water and look all around.
The pilot whales are highly social mammals and are among the largest of oceanic dolphins, exceeded in size only by the killer whales.
The stunning moment was captured by a 40-year-old Sarah Pern, who runs wildlife sightseeing boat trips out of the Cromarty Firth, Scotland. A lucky wildlife group saw the creatures and enjoyed the spectacular sight.
Pilot whales are notorious for stranding themselves on beaches and are among the most common cetacean stranders.