|Binomial name||Balaenoptera brydei|
Bryde’s whales grow between 38-54 ft (11.5-16.5m) and weigh between 13-45 tons.
They eat anchovy, herring and mackerel, crabs, squid and other invertebrates. They are inquisitive and can approach whale-watching boats.
When the Bryde’s whale breaches from the water, they leave vertically, then arch their back in mid-air.
They do not migrate long distances between feeding and breeding grounds and stay in tropical and subtropical waters all year.
They have a slender body with three ridges that are parallel on its head. The sides of the head and the lower jaw are the same color.