Other Species

Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Minke Whale Fast facts Status:  Protected under the MMPA Canadian East Coast Stock: 18,902 animals (minimum) Length: 23-33 feet Weight: 5-10 tons Life Span: up to 50 years Prey: sandlance, herring, mackerel, other small schooling fish Fun fact: Minke whales were named after a Norweigan whaler who would often mistake them for the much larger blue whale. More information … Continue reading Other Species