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Take us to the pilots

Appeared in DIVER November 2009

We don't often get to see great pictures of pilot whales, but Andrew Sutton captured these images not too far from home - on a special expedition based on the Rock of Gibraltar. Try to wangle an invitation next year!

Pilot whales are part of the oceanic dolphin or Delphinidae family
Pilot whales are part of the oceanic dolphin or Delphinidae family, but behave more like large whales. They live in groups of 10-100, and feed mainly on squid.
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