Subject: Group of whales

Lindsay J Porter (h9390327@hkucc.hku.hk)
Thu, 27 Nov 1997 22:27:56 +0800

Dear Jennifer,

>Can you please tell me what a group of whales is called.  I thought
>there was a different name than 'pod'

The FAO Species Identification Guide of Marine Mammals of the World defines a 
'pod' as a co-ordinated group of whales and a 'school' as a co-ordinated
group of cetaceans (often used for a herd of dolphins).

best wishes
Lindsay