minke whale

Dos de petit rorqual (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)

Minke whales, there are actually two species…

  • Common minke  whale (baleenoptera acutorostrata)
  • Antartic minke whale (baleanoptera boenariensis)

They are the second smallest type of baleen whale. They have very distinctive features in their snout. It is flat and square-ish. They can grow to be 25-30 feet long. They can weigh 6-8 tons, and can dive for 20-30 minutes without surfacing.