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Patong Beach in Phuket yesterday was the scene of a thrilling rescue operation as lifeguards hastened to save a melon-headed whale, a protected marine species in Thailand, that had been cast ashore. The event drew the attention of numerous tourists, who flocked around the site, cheering on the lifeguards during their daring rescue mission. The … …

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Which is actually a dolphin, of course, as most small whales are - pilot whale, killer whale... it's sometimes called the 'little killer whale' though it's part of the pilot whale group, the globicephalines. This species travels in huge groups, hunting squid, fish, and crustaceans, out in open water. It is not a macropredator, like the killer whale or the false killer whale.

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