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Collier Marine Unit spots pilot whales offshore

Posted: 7:06 AM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 07:06:11-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A whale of a tale for the Collier County Sheriff's Office marine unit.

Deputies spotted a pod of pilot whales off Gordon Pass Thursday morning while on patrol.

Corporal Jim Brown shot the video.

Pilot whales got their name because scientists used to think there was one "pilot" or lead whale in every pod.

They are closely related to dolphins.