Whale Species

Fin Whales

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera physalusOther Names: Herring Whale, Finback, Finner, Common Rorqual, Razorback The Fin Whale is the second-largest animal, second only to the Blue Whale, which is the largest known animal ever...

Bowhead Whale

Scientific Name: Balaena mysticetusOther Names: Arctic Whale, Arctic Right Whale, Great Polar Whale, Greenland Right Whale and Greenland Whale The Bowhead Whale is the heaviest of all whales in relation to its...

Blue Whales

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera musculusOther Names: Great Northern Rorqual, Sulphur-bottom, Sibbald’s Rorqual The Blue Whale is known as being the largest animal on earth, now and since creation. Some of the largest recorded...

Baleen Whales Introduction

The largest creature ever known to have existed is the Blue Whale. Its dimensions are impressive. But, perhaps even more notable, is the fact that this gigantic creature enjoys a diet...

Southern Right Whale

Scientific Name: Eubalaena australisOther Names: Black Right Whale, Right Whale Officially, there are three varieties of Right Whale. In addition to the Southern Right, the there is the Eubalaena japonica, also known...

Pygmy Right Whales

This is the smallest of all of the baleen whales, and also the one about which the least is known. It is seldom seen, and even its blow is small, inconspicuous...
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