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Contrary to their name, pilot whales are actually part of the dolphin family and are the second largest next to the killer whale (or orca). There are technically two distinct species, the short- and long-finned pilot whale; however, it is nearly impossible to tell the two species apart while at sea. Typically, the short-finned are found in tropical and sub-tropical waters while the long-finned inhabit the colder regions, particularly the Southern Ocean. Wherever you may encounter these dark colored, large dolphins, you will be sure to leave with a million memories.

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