Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus
Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Cetacea > Balaenopteridae
Names in different Languages
|Spanish||Rorcual común, Ballena de aleta|
Fin Whale is the second largest whale on Earth and a frequent visitor of Saint Lawrence River during summer. It is a fast swimmer and it likes to gather in groups for feeding.
How to Identify
The primary characteristic to identify this species is the form of the dorsal fin, with straight, not curved, anterior slope, the light grey color of the dorsal part, and the fact that this species doesn’t show the fluke when diving.
Where When to Spot
This species can be observed during summer months (July, August and September) in Saguenay St Lawrence Marine Park.
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|2021-08-23||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|
|2021-08-22||Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park|
Last updated on 2023-05-09. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.