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Environment,  EXTRA,  July 2023

Common Minke Whale

Susanne Masters introduces us to the Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), a ‘small’ whale that reaches 8-9m long. 

I first saw minke whales when travelling on a boat between islands in the Outer Hebrides with a pod of swimmers. Weighing in at 5-10 tonnes, Minke are considered to be small whales.

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