National Geographic : 1940 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE iI (.Leon Daniel from lix TRAPPED BY FALLING TIDE, A HERD OF WHALES MEETS DEATH ASHORE Part of a school of more than 200, these False Killer Whales (Plate XXI) were cut off from the sea by sandy shoals when the tide went out near Mamre. South Africa, on November 19, 1935. Stranded on their backs in rocky crevices, they could not breathe through their blowholes, and died of suffocation and exhaustion from their struggles. They are smaller relatives of the true Killer Whale (Plate XIII). Sharp teeth line both upper and lower jaws.