Taxonomy and Distribution
| ||Long-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melas (36408)|
| ||occur in temperate and subpolar zones. They are found in oceanic waters and some coastal waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, including the Mediterranean Sea and North Sea. In the North Atlantic, the species occurs in deep offshore waters, including those inside the western Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Long-finned pilot whales were previously found in the western North Pacific as well but appear to be absent there today. The circum-Antarctic subpopulation(s) in the Southern Hemisphere occur as far south as the Antarctic Convergence, sometimes to 68°S(IUCN).
Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Denmark; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Faroe Islands; France; French Southern Territories (the) (Crozet Is.); Germany; Greenland; Heard Island and McDonald Islands; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Malta; Morocco; Namibia; Netherlands; New Zealand (Antipodean Is., Chatham Is., North Is., South Is.); Norway; Peru; Portugal (Azores, Madeira); South Africa (Marion-Prince Edward Is., Western Cape Province); South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; Spain; Sweden; Tunisia; United Kingdom; United States (North Carolina); Uruguay
Angola; Antarctica; Mauritania; Western Sahara|