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min·ke
[ming-kee]
NOUN
1.
a dark-colored baleen whale, Baleanoptera acutorostrata, inhabiting temperate and polar seas and growing to a length of 33 feet (10 meters): reduced in numbers.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minke_whale

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.

acsonline.org/fact-sheets/minke-whale

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  ...

us.whales.org/species-guide/common-minke-whale

Balaenoptera acutorostrata species guide - Norway, Iceland and Japan continue to hunt minke whales despite a moratorium on whaling. Several hundred ...

www.iucnredlist.org/details/2474/0

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 ...

www.fisheries.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/whales/minke-whale.html

Jan 15, 2015 ... Minke whales received their common name from a Norwegian novice whaling spotter named Meincke, who supposedly mistook a minke whale ...

www.wildaboutwhales.com.au/whale-facts/species/minke-whales

Minke whales are a type of rorqual whale and are the smallest and most abundant of the baleen whales. They grow to be about 8-9m long and weigh between ...

wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/species/profiles/mammals/whales_dolphins/minke

You are more likely to see minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) at close quarters than other baleen whales because they are notoriously inquisitive and ...

www.arkive.org/common-minke-whale/balaenoptera-acutorostrata

The smallest of the rorqual whales, the common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) is also the most abundant. The common minke whale is slim in shape ...