- Scientific Name: Globicephala sp.
- Length: 19 – 25 feet
- Weight: up to 2.5 tons
- Population*: Over 30,000
- Status: Protected
- Description: Large bulbous head with a thick, broad dorsal fin one-third of the way down the back. Name is derived from their long, sickle-shaped pectoral fins. Usually black in coloration, but can appear brown or dark gray. Known to associate with other dolphin species and sometimes even sharks.
* Western North Atlantic Population of Long Finned and Short Finned Pilot Whale Species