The Minke Whale is the smallest baleen whale in North America waters. Its seasonal distribution is contingent upon food availability. Individuals often approach vessels and may be seen breaching, that is, leaping up through the...
Minke whale /ˈmɪnki/, or lesser rorqual, is a name given to two species of
marine mammal belonging to a clade within the suborder of baleen whales.
The minke (pronounced mink-ey) whale is also known as the Little Piked Whale.
Like all the rorquals, the minke is a fast swimmer, capable of reaching speeds of
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Center. Did You Know? · The scientific names for minke whales ...
They can reach lengths up to 33 feet and weigh up to 10 tons. They have a very pointed rostrum , which is often the first thing seen when a minke whale
are part of the group of baleen whales
called the rorquals , and have pleats in their throat ... More »
The minke whale is a small baleen whale with 50-70 throat grooves. It is the
smallest baleen whale. Minke whales grow to be about 25-30 feet (7.8-9 m) long,
Piked (Minke) Whale Facts. Taxonomy. Class: mammalia. Order: cetacea.
Suborder: mysteceti (which means “moustached” in greek and all are baleen
Most of the scientific literature prior to the late 1990s uses the name B.
acutorostrata for all minke whales including Antarctic Minke Whales. Since 2000,
The smallest of the rorqual whales, the common minke whale (Balaenoptera
acutorostrata) is also the most abundant. The common minke whale is slim in
Whales are among the largest animals in the world and can reach sizes that
surpass even the largest dinosaurs. They are highly intelligent, social, well