Northern Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata
A mid-sized whale, black on the back and pink, white belly, with curved dorsal fin. Migratory whale spending summer in the arctic and winter in the tropics.
|Northern Minke Whale
|Ballena de minke común
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How to Identify
Black or dark grey back, white, pink belly, and white stripe across the flippers are distinctive characteristics.
Where and When to Spot
My first Minke Whale observation happened in Tadoussac in late May. Minke whales stay in St. Lawrence Winter all summer. During a two week stay in Portneuf-sur-Mer in the second half of August, I had many observations.
|Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park
Where and when a species has been observed, identified, and recorded.