The pilot whale of Calheta

The whale team of MARE-Madeira had the pleasure of meeting Piera Mattioli, the artist behind the mural in the Calheta marina.

The short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) is a resident species here in Madeira. We are grateful to Peira for bringing the Madeiran community together, both from under the sea and on land, to celebrate this iconic species! Together we hope that this will inspire others and increase awareness of the pilot whales of Madeira.