False killer whale at surface. Contrary to what its name implies, the false killer whale is not directly related to the killer whale. However, as with the killer whale, it is also not a whale but a large member of the dolphin family. It is often referred to as 'blackfish' with similar species such as the pygmy killer whale, melon-headed whale, and pilot whale.
Making a splash! False killer whale puts on a spectacular show for group of stunned scuba divers A group of divers were treated to a rare sight while on a diving holiday in Tonga A false killer whale circled Australian divers and leaped in and out of the water Footage was captured by Scott Portelli who was looking for humpback whales