The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also called the finback whale, razorback,
or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen ...
Some scientists have speculated that fin whales circle schools of fish with the
white side facing the prey and frightening them into denser schools that are
In former times, Fin Whales were caught year-round near the Straits of Gibraltar.
While there may be some north-south migration between summer and winter, ...
The fin whale is one of the rorquals, a family that includes the humpback whale,
blue whale, Bryde's whale, sei whale, and minke whale. Rorquals all have a ...
Balaenoptera physalus species guide - the fin whale is the second largest of all
whales and is known as the "greyhound of the sea" due to its ability to swim at ...
Learn more about the Fin whale - with amazing Fin whale videos, photos and
facts on ARKive.
Fin Whale Facts. Taxonomy. Class: mammalian. Order: cetacean. Suborder:
mysteceti (which means “moustached” in greek by the way and all are baleen ...
Second in size only to the blue whale, the fin whale is the largest whale known to
breach. Famed for its ability to sustain speeds of almost 40 km/hour, the ...
Second in size only to the blue whale, the finback reaches about 70 feet (21 m) in
length and weighs up to 70 tons (64 metric tons). It shares with the blue whale ...
Fin whales, or fin-backed whales, are found in all major oceans and open seas.
Some populations are migratory, moving into colder waters during the spring ...