Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Balaenopteridae
  Scientific Name : Balaenoptera 
                                Acutorostrata

                      Size : 6.9 - 10.7m 
                                  (22.6 - 35ft)
                 Weight : 4,536 12,700kg 
                                  (5 - 14tons)
           Top Speed : 21km/h (13mph)
            Life Span : 30 - 50 years

                Colour : Black, Brown, 
                                Grey, White
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Pointed head and white 
                                band on flippers
  1. Minke Whales are a species of whales found in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean.
  2. Distinctively, they have pointed heads and a white band on their flippers.
  3. There are two subspecies- The Common Minke Whale and the Antarctic Minke Whale.
  4. The common minke whale is the smaller of the two subspecies and is also known as the dwarf minke whale.
  5. They grow to an average size of 5m and are found in the northern part of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
  6. They are able to inhabit and survive the temperate waters
  7. The Antarctic minke whale grows to be almost double the size of the common minke whale.
  8. They are found in the Antarctic Ocean and occasionally in the southern parts of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
  9. Minke Whales are baleen whales which filter feed through the bristle like teeth without biting on their prey.
  10. They feed on krill, plankton, small crustaceans and fish.
  11. Their natural predators are sharks, killer whales and humans.
  12. They breed on the surface of warm water from late winter to early spring.
  13. The female minke whale gives birth to a single calf after a 10-month gestation.
  14. The minke whale calves are born near the surface of water and are able to swim within half an hour of being born.
  15. Minke whales are a species that is threatened from extinction,

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