Minke Whale

(Balaenoptera acutorostrata)


Average size: 11 meters (35 feet) and 9 tonnes (20,000 pounds)

Appearance: Minke whales are smaller and darker in color compared to other baleen whales, with a white band across their pectoral (side) fins. Their dorsal (top) fin is relatively tall and more crescent-shaped

Worldwide conservation status Least Concern

New York conservation status: Not Listed; see also current Unusual Mortality Event

Vocalizations: They produce repetitive, low-frequency pulse trains generally consisting of "grunts" or "thumps"