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The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also called the finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen ...

Fin Whales, Balaenoptera physalus ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Fin Whales, Balaenoptera physalus, Mammalia, Cetacea, Balaenopteridae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...

Fin Whale | American Cetacean Society


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 ...

Fin Whale Facts - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


Fin Whale Facts. Taxonomy. Class: mammalian. Order: cetacean. Suborder: mysteceti (which means “moustached” in greek by the way and all are baleen ...

Fin Whale - EDGE :: Mammal Species Information


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 ...

Balaenoptera physalus (Common Rorqual, Finback, Fin-backed ...


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, ...

Fin whale videos, photos and facts - Balaenoptera physalus | ARKive


Fin whales are the fastest of all cetaceans, reaching speeds of 37 kilometres per hour and known to completely clear the water. This whale is grey in colour on ...

Finback Whale Fact Sheet - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


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 - Cool Antarctica

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Fin Whale Statistics Maximum length: 25m (82ft) males / 27m (89ft) females, average 20m (66ft) Adult weight: 50 tonnes average, but up to 130 tonnes

ADW: Balaenoptera physalus: INFORMATION


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 ...

Fin Whale
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea Family: Balaenopteridae Genus: Balaenoptera
Species: Balaenoptera physalus
The Fin Whale is also known as the Finback Whale, Finner Whale, and Common Rorqual. In addition, it is called the Razorback Whale because of the ridges between the dorsal fin and the tail. The falcate dorsal fin, an obvious... More »
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Fin Whale | Species | WWF


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 easier ...

Fin whale | WWF


The fin whale, the second largest living mammal, has been severely impacted worldwide by commercial whaling. Nearly 750,000 animals were killed in areas of ...

Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) - Office of Protected Resources ...


Sep 4, 2013 ... Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) Photo: NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Did You Know? · Individual fin whales can be identified ...