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Minke whale
Image ID: 29573
Common Name: Minke whale
Scientific Name: Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Location: Antarctic
Description: Three minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, breathing through broken sea ice in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Up to ten metres in length, the minke whale is the smallest of the rorqual whales - those whales with baleen, a dorsal fin, and throat pleats - and are subject to predation by killer whales.
Keywords: Minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae, Balaenoptera, ice, predator, Ross Sea, Antarctica, surface, breathing, white, blue, grey
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