- Northern Minke Whale (en)
- Ballena de minke común, Ballena enana (es)
- Petit Rorqual, Baleine de Minke (fr)
- Zwergwal (de)
- Balaenoptera acutorostrata
A mid-sized whale, black on the back and pink, white belly, with curved dorsal fin. Migratory whale spending summer in the arctic and winter in the tropics.
My first Minke Whale observation happened in Tadoussac in late May. Minke whales stay in St. Lawrence Winter all summer. During a two week stay in Portneuf-sur-Mer in the second half of August, I had many observations.
Black or dark grey back, white, pink belly, and white stripe across the flippers are distinctive characteristics.
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