|Binomial name||Balaenoptera acutorostrata|
The minke whale grows between 21-30 ft (6.5-9m) and weighs between 5.5-10 tons.
The diet of a minke whale consists mainly of krill and other crustaceans, and small fish in schools.
They have a single calf after a gestation period of 10-11 months.
They are the smallest and most abundant of the rorqual whales. They are slim, with a pointed head, and rarely shows much of itself through the water.
There are three subspecies of the minke whale; North Atlantic, North Pacific and dwarf minke whale.