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Pilot whales are led into a bay or fjord where they are then killed by hand.
Long-finned pilot whales produce typical delphinid sounds, such as clicks, buzzes, and a variety of pulsed calls including whistles similar to those of narwhals and beluga whales (Weilgart and Whitehead, 1990; Nemiroff and Whitehead, 2009).
On July 22, 2011, 70 long-finned pilot whales swam into the Kyle of Durness, a shallow tidal inlet east of Cape Wrath, Europe's largest live bombing range.
45ft size of sperm whale which has washed up on beach for second time 13 pilot whales washed up on a beach at Ballyness last summer
But we had not just got lucky, our guide told us - 21 of the world's 79 species of dolphins and whales live just three miles off the coast here, with a permanent colony of around 500 pilot whales and 250 bottlenose dolphins, so seeing what we'd seen was 'normal'.
Pilot whales grow to about 6 meters (20 feet) in length.
18-metre female long-finned pilot whale calf was found on a beach yesterday afternoon, and was thought to have died that morning.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy" which should cease, actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson said Friday.
Every year up to 1000 pilot whales are driven on to the islands' beaches and slaughtered in a grisly ritual that turns the sea blood red.
Wildlife workers in boats struggled unsuccessfully Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already had died.
Summary: Up to 50 pilot whales have been found beached in Chile's Strait of Magellan.
Pilot whales can be found in waters more or less worldwide.