Wild About Whales

Welcome to website all about the magnificent long-finned pilot whale (scientifically named Globicephala melas). On this website you will find information about the pilot whales’ habitat, reproduction, and nutrition, along with many other interesting facts.

A great place to start learning about this unique whale would be on the Classification page, which contains information on how the long-finned pilot whale is classified.  If you begin to become curious about the physical features and evolution of the pilot whale, make sure to check out the adaptation page. This page will provide you with insight on physical characteristics of the pilot whale, along with their evolutionary history.        


The pilot whales' unique history will be explored throughout this website. These whales have been exploited for food in many different regions of the world and are still being hunted in vast numbers today.  This has brought much publicity to the pilot whales and their interactions within their close-knit pods. Interactions within their pods may be found on the Reproduction page.

                                                         Accessed from: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/pilotwhale_longfinned.htm

So enjoy learning about the long-finned pilot whale and share the knowledge you gain with others so that we can help these special animals survive for many more years to come.

This website is a part of a much bigger project that is being produced by the Organismal Biology classes at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  To access the wide array of information on various organisms go to the home page of Multiple Organisms.

Some other organisms on this page that might enhance your knowledge of oceanic life are the Black Tipped Reef Shark, the White Tipped Reef Shark, the Coconut Octopus, the Parrot Fish, and the Clymene Dolphin.  If you found those webistes to be interesting, make sure to check out these cool webpages: Bullethead Parrot Fish, the Red Lionfish, the Great White Shark, the Japenese Puffer Fish, and the Flathead Lobster!