Latin name: Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Max size: 9 m long and 5–8 tonnes in Norwegian waters
Life span: Atleast 30 years
Distribution: Minke whales can be found in all of the worlds oceans.
Birthing area: Probably in warmer waters
Prey: Plankton and fish
Characteristics: One of the most difficult whales to observe because it is unobtrusive spout up only surface a few seconds at a time