Spectacular fin whale breach a rare sight - GrindTV.com  The fin whale, also called the finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. Wikipedia Scientific name: Balaenoptera physalus Rank: Species Higher classification: Balaenoptera

Spectacular fin whale breach a rare sight

rhamphotheca: “ Super rare Footage of the World’s Fastest Whale by One lucky research assistant caught a rare show in the Straits of Gibraltar last week, as a fin whale was spotted breaching the water three times in a row, right in front of her.

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Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Balaenoptera physalus is a rorqual whale (whales characterised by the grooves on the throat) that it found in the Atlantic, Pacific,.

Fin whale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fin whale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

is a Shark a mammal or fish? That is the question that is perhaps most commonly asked when talking about sharks. Since sharks give birth to pups, and a few species lay eggs, the common consensus is that sharks are mammals.  Across the board, though, 70% of all sharks give birth, while the remaining 30% lay eggs. Sharks are actually fish, which is sure to be a surprise to many.

Types of Sharks: a Mammal or Fish? About Facts and Other Interesting Questions

A Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) passing near the boat. Fin whale is the 2nd longest animal in the world and 2nd largest rorqual after the blue whale, growing to 27.3 metres (89.5 ft) long and weighing nearly 74 tonnes (73 long tons; 82 short tons) ©Pedro Madruga

The Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is the second longest animal in the world and second largest rorqual after the blue whale, growing to metres ft) long and weighing nearly 74 tonnes long tons;

Fin Whale / anzeletti / Getty Images - anzeletti / Getty  Images The second-largest sea creature - and second-largest creature on Earth - is the fin whale. Fin whales are a very slender, graceful whale species.  Fin whales can reach lengths up to 88 feet and weigh up to 80 tons.  These animals have been nicknamed "the greyhounds of the sea" because of their fast swimming speed, which is up to 23 mph.

Is a Giant Siphonophore One of the Biggest Sea Creatures?

View and learn facts about the largest living sea creatures including the giant siphonophore and blue whale.

Video: Killer whales pursuing a fin whale. The orcas apparently got the whale in the end, but such hunts are not worth the effort because dead fin whales sink too fast.

In this rare event, a pod of killer whales hunt and kill a large fin whale. Most the time the fin whales anti-predatory defens.

One of the coolest things about humpback whales is that they have spindle neurons. These neurons are believed to be involved in things like decision making, memory, emotional bonds, empathy, feelings of love, emotional suffering, communication, culture, and even intuition. In 1999 it was believed that just humans and great apes had these neurons. Later it was discovered that humpback whales, orcas, fin whales, and sperm whales also share these, AND estimates show they have even more than we…

One of the coolest things about humpback whales is that they have spindle neurons. These neurons are believed to be involved in things like decision making, memory, emotional bonds, empathy, feelings of love, emotional suffering, communication, culture, and even intuition. In 1999 it was believed that just humans and great apes had these neurons. Later it was discovered that humpback whales, orcas, fin whales, and sperm whales also share these, AND estimates show they have even more than we…

The fin whale, the second largest living mammal, has been severely impacted worldwide by commercial whaling. Nearly 750,000 animals were killed in areas of the Southern Hemisphere alone between 1904 and 1979, and they are rarely seen there today. Their current status is unknown in most areas outside of the North Atlantic.

After a two-year hiatus, Iceland has resumed the hunting of endangered fin whales in order to meet market demand in Japan.

A recent study has shown Fin whale populations in the Mediterranean has increased 300% over 20 years!!!!!!

Different whales, different songs: scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.

Endangered fin whale found dead near Long Beach port

The juvenile female was found dead with abrasions that could have come from a boat. Fin whales are an endangered and protected species that migrate south this time of year.

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