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
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Learn more about the Fin whale - with amazing Fin whale videos, photos and
facts on ARKive.
Sep 4, 2013 ... Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) Photo: NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science
Center. Did You Know? · Individual fin whales can be identified ...
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 ...
sei and fin whales – especially from a distance due to the extremely tall blows of
all of these species. However, the distinctive blue-grey coloration and vast size ...
The Kids' Times: Volume II, Issue 3. Fin Whale. How did the fin whale get its
name? The fin whale gets its name from the fin on its back that is near the tail.