Fin Whale Species Report

Fin Whale

Balaenoptera physalus

The fin whale is the second largest living animal in the world (after the blue whale) and is native to British Columbia as well as other oceanic regions worldwide. The fin whale is also known as the finback whale, or razorbacks.


Fin whales are very large baleen whales, with a streamlined shape and are 22-26 m (73-85 feet) long and weighting 120,000 kgs (260,000 lbs)! The females are slightly longer than the males. As baleen whales, they have no teeth but baleen and two blowholes…

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