Pilot Whale Watching in Mauritius
The last kind of whale,
...that we can find in Mauritius is the Pilot Whale, ocean dolphin species, there is two kinds of pilot whales, the long fin and the short fin, pretty hard to recognize at sea. We find them by groups mainly in deep sea, like the sperm whales. We have only the short fin one here in Mauritius, the long fin one prefer cooler waters.
They are one of the bigger one in the ocean dolphin family, only exceeded by the Killer Whale. Pilot whale mostly eat squids, but they can also eat bigger fishes like small tunas. The male can leave 45 years and up to 60 years for the female. For the short fin pilot whale, the one that we find in Mauritius, the adult female is about 5,5 m long and 7,5 m long for the adult male and may weigh up to 3300 kg.
Unfortunately, Pilot whales are in the middle of a big polemic, in fact, faroe islands kill thousands of pilot whales every year due to an old tradition ...
about our sea excursions.