MINKE WHALE

The smallest and most abundant of the rorqual whales, minkes are found in all oceans. Fast moving, they surface only briefly, but you may catch a glimpse of the dorsal fin and distinctive white-banded flippers. Reaching lengths of between 7 and 10m and weighing up to 10 tons, there is thought to be a global population of around 750,000.

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