Minke Whale

Minke whales are the smallest of the baleen whales, and are in fact smaller than some toothed whales! Though size can be hard to judge on the water they are easily distinguished from other whales by the white “mittens” or patterns they have on their pectoral flippers. Sometimes called “stinky Minke” these whales do have a powerful blow for their size and the smell does carry well over the water.

A Wonderful Day in Les Escoumins – 1/7/17

A Wonderful Day in Les Escoumins – 1/7/17

Fin Whale = BIG – 12/7/11

Fin Whale = BIG – 12/7/11

Surrounded by Four Dwarf Minke Whales! – 10/7/08

Surrounded by Four Dwarf Minke Whales! – 10/7/08

My First Ever Minke Whale – 5/88

Minke Whale in Gange’s Harbour! – 15/10/02