Spectacular fin whale breach a rare sight - GrindTV.com  The fin whale, also called the finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. Wikipedia Scientific name: Balaenoptera physalus Rank: Species Higher classification: Balaenoptera

Spectacular fin whale breach a rare sight

rhamphotheca: “ Super rare Footage of the World’s Fastest Whale by One lucky research assistant caught a rare show in the Straits of Gibraltar last week, as a fin whale was spotted breaching the water three times in a row, right in front of her.

Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) spouting in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Commercial whaling remains a threat for fin whales. After a two-year hiatus, Iceland resumed commercial fin whaling in 2013 with a quota of 184 whales. The majority of the whale meat ends up in Japanese markets.

Iceland is Cashing in on Endangered Whale Meat (Op-Ed)

After a two-year hiatus, Iceland has resumed the hunting of endangered fin whales in order to meet market demand in Japan.

LMazzuca Fin Whale - Fin whale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Balaenoptera physalus is a rorqual whale (whales characterised by the grooves on the throat) that it found in the Atlantic, Pacific,.

A fin whale skeleton lies beneath the water of a lake in Svalbard, Norway. - Imgur

A fin whale skeleton lies beneath the water of a lake in Svalbard, Norway.

A fin whale skeleton lies beneath the water of a lake in Svalbard, Norway --- So freaky! But whales don't live in lakes, so.

Video: Killer whales pursuing a fin whale. The orcas apparently got the whale in the end, but such hunts are not worth the effort because dead fin whales sink too fast.

In this rare event, a pod of killer whales hunt and kill a large fin whale. Most the time the fin whales anti-predatory defens.

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) by namu-the-orca on DeviantArt

The second largest animal on the planet, the Fin whale is only surpassed in size by the Blue whale.

A recent study has shown Fin whale populations in the Mediterranean has increased 300% over 20 years!!!!!!

Different whales, different songs: scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.

Fin Whale / anzeletti / Getty Images - The second-largest sea creature - and second-largest creature on Earth - is the fin whale. Fin whales are a very slender, graceful whale species.  Fin whales can reach lengths up to 88 feet and weigh up to 80 tons.   These animals have been nicknamed "the greyhounds of the sea" because of their fast swimming speed, which is up to 23 mph.

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