Re: pilot whale

From: Cathy Schaeff (
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 09:18:11 EST

Hi Emily,

I've listed a number of sources for you about long fined pilot whales. You
should be able to get the info you need from these sites. You can also
search whalenet for other bits of info on this species.

Cathy Schaeff
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From: Johnston <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: pilot whale

>Hi again,
> I have some more question's how so......How many teeth does the long fined
>pilot whale have? how much does the long fined pilot whale weigh in
>metrics? are the long fined pilot whales endangered? what is the behavior
>the long fined pilot whale? does the long fined pilot whale keep the same
>mate for life? how long can the long fined pilot whale dive? what is the
>maximum depth of a long fined pilot whales dive? I'm soooooooo sorry
>asking you all these question's it's just that I have a project about the
>long fined pilot whale and I couldn't find this information ANYWHERE!!!!!
>hurry!!! pleasssssssssssssssssse!!
>Emily J
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Cathy Schaeff" <>
>To: "Johnston" <>; <>
>Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 8:54 AM
>Subject: Re: pilot whale
>> Hi,
>> There are two types of pilot whales, long and short finned. Long finned
>> are about 6 m long, short finned about 5 and a half m. They are toothed
>> whales. Long finned pilot whales do migrate in that they move to
>> different areas to feed and to breed. Short finned have their young
>> throughout the year and so don't typically show the same sort of
>> seasonal migration -- they are more likely to change their distribution
>> because of food availability, i.e., be in inshore waters when squid are
>> plentiful. Both short and long finned pilot whales have been hunted.
>> Long finned are still relatively abundant; short finned pilot whales off
>> Japan appear to be significantly depleted.
>> Hope this helps,
>> Cathy Schaeff
>> Johnston wrote:
>> > Hi,I was just wondering can you tell me if pilot whales are toothed
>> > or baleen? Also, do you know how deep the pilot whales can dive or be
>> > under water? 2 more things, are Pilot whales endangered or threatened?
>> > and if Pilot whales do migrat then were do they go to do that? if you
>> > can answere my qustion's that would be great thank you very
>> > much.from,a person who need's info about Pilot Whales
>> --
>> Dr. Cathy Schaeff
>> Associate Professor and Chair
>> Biology Department,
>> 101 Hurst Hall, American University,
>> 4400 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016-8007
>> phone: (202) 885-2175; fax: (202) 885-2182

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