Question: My 2nd grader was asked this question: "What is a group of
whales called?" I looked on the whalenet website and found an article
that said dolphins swim in pods and whales swim in pairs, but larger
groups of whales are called populations. Her teacher said this was
wrong, that whales swim in pods too.
Dear Bob and Cami: I hope these terms help!
Pod - A co-ordinated group of cetaceans (term is most often used when
referring to large, toothed whales).
Herd - A co-ordinated group of cetaceans (term is most often used when
referring to baleen whales).
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