At the beginning of the superb documentary film “Un jardin d’Eden sous les mers” (“A garden of Eden under the seas”) [1], we see a group of curious cetaceans. At about 1 min.

What are these cetaceans?

I think that they are odontocetes. But what species are they? This is a mystery.

[1] Documentary film “Un jardin d’Eden sous les mers” (“A garden of Eden under the seas”). It will be rebroadcasted on Arte on 2016‑04‑01 at 7:45 Paris time. You can watch it on-line here.

Thank you.

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    $\begingroup$ Adding a screenshot would enhance the change of getting an answer, not many people will go and watch a movie. $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Commented Mar 20, 2016 at 8:17

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I am completely shooting in the dark here, but do you mean the ones between 1:06 - 1:13 minutes in the video? (After Hammerhead and before Baby and Mama white Shark :) )

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SPECIES IDENTIFIED: Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)

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Matching image from the internet (used for identification):

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Courtsey: UAE Dolphin Project

PS: Images are screenshot from the video Documentary film “Un Jardin d’Eden sous les mers” (“A garden of Eden under the seas”) are completly owned by the owner of the video and "arte HD" channel.

PPS: Anyone reading this, if you haven't already, then please watch the video. Though it is completely in french, the videography is amazing.


  1. Pacific Islands Cetaceans
  2. Other Whales
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I mean these nice cetaceans. I have thought about pseudorcas too, in the meantime. Indeed, these cetaceans are pseudorcas! Thank you for this great answer! $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 9:18

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