Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)

Pair of elevation illustrations of the Common Minke Whale seen from the side and front

The Common Minke whale also referred to as the Northern Minke whale belongs to the family Balaenopteridae. They are usually smaller compared to other baleen whales and are notoriously inquisitive. These whales’ backs are covered in a black, brown, or inky grey hue with bellies and under their flippers being lighter than the rest of their bodies. Common Minke whales inhabit mostly the areas of North Atlantic oceans and occasionally drift to the southern hemisphere during winter. Like other baleen whales, they are often traveling in solitary or small groups and have a lifespan of about 40 to 50 years old. They also spot a dorsal fin and nick along their edges.

Common Minke Whales have a total length between 26’-35’ (7.9-10.7 m), body height of 4.3’-5.9’ (1.3-1.8 m), and width of 6.6’-9.2’ (2-2.8 m). The typical weight of the Common Minke Whale is in the range of 6-10 tons (5-9 metric tons). Common Minke Whale have lifespans between 40-50 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
4.3’-5.9’ | 1.3-1.8 m
Width:
6.6’-9.2’ | 2-2.8 m
Depth:
Length:
26’-35’ | 7.9-10.7 m
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Weight:
6-10 tons | 5-9 metric tons
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Lifespan:
40-50 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Common Minke Whale side elevation, front, top

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Baleen whales are also called whalebones whales or Mysticeti or toothless whales. They are part of the Cetacea infraorder and possess an extraordinary modification of the mouth (also called baleen) used for filtering food from the water. They are the largest carnivorous marine vertebrates.

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25.3’-31.8’ | 7.7-9.7 m
82’-105’ | 25-32 m
55-165 tons | 50-150 metric tons
80-90 years
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488.000
970.000
3200.000
150000.000
90.00
182000
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8.9’-12.1’ | 2.7-3.7 m
14.1’-19.4’ | 4.3-5.9 m
45’-60’ | 13.7-18.3 m
75-100 tons | 68-91 metric tons
150-200 years
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370.000
590.000
1830.000
90718.000
200.00
66900
3D
Bowhead Whale
8’-9’8” | 2.44-2.97 m
12.1’-14.8’ | 3.7-4.5 m
43’-52’ | 13-16 m
27.5-33 tons | 25-30 metric tons
45-100 years
Humpback Whale
297.000
450.000
1600.000
30000.000
100.00
63200
3D
Humpback Whale
9.5’-11.5’ | 2.9-3.5 m
15.4’-18.4’ | 4.7-5.6 m
75’-90’ | 22.9-27.4 m
74-114 tons | 67-103 metric tons
80-100 years
Fin Whale
350.000
560.000
2740.000
103419.000
100.00
35800
3D
Fin Whale
6.9’-8.5’ | 2.1-2.6 m
10.2’-11.5’ | 3.1-3.5 m
40’-50’ | 12.2-15.2 m
30-41 tons | 27-37 metric tons
55-80 years
Gray Whale
260.000
350.000
1520.000
37195.000
80.00
22300
3D
Gray Whale
5.9’-8.9’ | 1.8-2.7 m
11.2’-16.1’ | 3.4-4.9 m
45’-65’ | 13.7-19.8 m
18-30 tons | 16-27 metric tons
50-75 years
Sei Whale
270.000
490.000
1980.000
27215.000
75.00
14700
3D
Sei Whale
9.2’-11.1’ | 2.8-3.4 m
14.8’-18’ | 4.5-5.5 m
43’-52’ | 13.1-15.8 m
44-75 tons | 40-68 metric tons
50-70 years
North Atlantic Right Whale
340.000
550.000
1580.000
68039.000
70.00
11000
3D
North Atlantic Right Whale
10.5’-12.8’ | 3.2-3.9 m
17.4’-21.7’ | 5.3-6.6 m
50’-60’ | 15.2-18.3 m
47-90 tons | 43-82 metric tons
60-80 years
Southern Right Whale
390.000
660.000
1830.000
81647.000
80.00
10150
3D
Southern Right Whale
11.5’-15.1’ | 3.5-4.6 m
17.1’-23’ | 5.2-7 m
49’-65’ | 14.9-19.8 m
80-100 tons | 73-91 metric tons
50-70 years
North Pacific Right Whale
460.000
700.000
1980.000
90718.000
70.00
3500
3D
North Pacific Right Whale
4.3’-5.9’ | 1.3-1.8 m
6.6’-9.2’ | 2-2.8 m
26’-35’ | 7.9-10.7 m
6-10 tons | 5-9 metric tons
40-50 years
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180.000
280.000
1070.000
9072.000
50.00
2900
3D
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4.3’-5.6’ | 1.3-1.7 m
16’-21’ | 4.9-6.4 m
3-4 tons | 2.7-3.6 metric tons
20-40 years
Pygmy Right Whale
109.000
170.000
640.000
3629.000
40.00
1300
3D
Pygmy Right Whale
6.6’-7.9’ | 2-2.4 m
10.5’-13.1’ | 3.2-4 m
45’-55’ | 13.7-16.8 m
17-25 tons | 15-23 metric tons
50-70 years
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240.000
400.000
1680.000
22679.000
70.00
1100
3D
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