minke whale

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Related to Dwarf Minke Whale: Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Common Minke Whale
  • noun

Synonyms for minke whale

small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific

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Dwarf minke whales are not the strong, silent type after all, say two California researchers.
After extensive recordings with simultaneous videotapes, the researchers report that dwarf minke whales really do make "laser noises.
The sub-species of minke, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, was first noticed in the Great Barrier Reef in the late 1970s and dwarf minke whales were only recognised as a distinct form in the mid-1980s.
Dwarf minke whales have the most complex colour patterns of all baleen whales.
Queensland's unique opportunity for tourists to have an underwater encounter with dwarf minke whales is governed by Marine Park permits and a comprehensive Code of Practice.