Minke Whale

Despite its magnificent length — reaching up to 9 metres long — the minke whale is the smallest member of the rorqual family. Sadly, it is also one of the species most severely affected by the whaling industry.

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS

Watch the common minke whale glide through the water with its sleek, dark body. Though usually brown and grey-ish in colour, their bellies shine a lighter grey — which make them stand out in the water... that and the fact that they have not one, but two blowholes atop their ridged heads! Long, pointed snouts and straight mouths also create the endearing frown we're familiar with today.

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