Cetaceans (Whales & Dolphins)

Long-finned Pilot Whale

Globicephala melas

G. melas edwardii - Tasmania, Australia - November 2016

The southern subspecies G. m. edwardii has a transglobal distribution in the Southern Ocean. Its taxonomic status is currently in dispute and the geographically separated populations found in the south and North Atlantic may be awarded full specific status in the future.