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GRIM Rescuers tend to pilot whales stranded on the shore at Kyle of Durness in 2011.
Fishermen in the area were the first to notice the pod of short-finned pilot whales stranded ashore a beach about 105 kilometres south of Punta Arenas.
A total of 44 pilot whales beached themselves late Monday on the island of Savu in East Nusa Tenggara province, where there is a culture of whale hunting for consumption.
However, pilot whales do come inshore to feed on squid.
WILDLIFE experts and volunteers in the Florida Keys have rescued seven of a group of pilot whales stranded in shallow waters and are using boats and a helicopter to locate more of the animals, officials said on Friday.
Eighty-two pilot whales have beached on the shores of New Zealand's South Island, including 10 that have since died, the New Zealand Herald reported Friday.
On these islands hundreds of pilot whales are being cruelly and bloodily slaughtered by the people and their fishermen every year.
Scientists at the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge have found that killer whales, pilot whales and humans are the only three known species where females experience menopause.
The idea is inspired by the network of slime-excreting nano-scale canals that keeps the skin of pilot whales barnacle-free.
And in the same year, fishermen had sightings of minke whales, killer whales and longfinned pilot whales.
A new study has revealed that pilot whales are "the cheetahs of the deep sea," making 15-minute, high-speed, all-or-nothing dives up to 3,280 feet (1,000 meters deep) to chase and catch large squid, before surfacing to catch their breath.