|Scientific Name:||Globicephala melas|
|Range:||Temperate to subpolar regionsof all oceans except North Pacific|
|Habitat:||Offshore and oceanic|
|Population:||In excess of 500,000|
|Diet:||Mostly squid and schooling fish|
Concave trailing edges and a distinct notch.
Low, long and broad based, with a rounded tip and trailing edge that is usually strongly concave.
Long, narrow and swept back. About 1/5th of body length in long-finned species.
Bulbous melon and short beak, sometimes a pale stripe extends diagonally upward from each eye.
Largely dark grey, black or brown. May have a grey “saddle patch” behind the dorsal fin. White or pale patch on belly and W-shaped area on the throat.
Strong blow up to 1.2m high.
Groups of 10-60, but up to hundreds or thousands.
Commonly lobtails or spyhops, and sometimes logs. Shallow dives last 2-6 minutes, deep dives 10 minutes. Dives are interspersed with several breaths.