whale is a baleen
It belongs to the group of rorquals.
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It is now considered a single species, Balaenoptera
edeni, although its
different populations used to be classified as three different species (B. edeni, B. brydei, and B. Omurai).
lives in tropical
and temperate waters in Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and most
of them are found along the coasts.
It is up to 17 meters long, and
weighs around 40 tons.
slightly larger than males. It is
a dark coloured animal, with dark grey-deark-blue to black skin, a
relatively large head and eyes.
It dives for about 15 min, to about 300 m
eats krill, crustacians, small fish and plankton.
It is unique
among baleen whales with
some populations that don't migrate.
It wasn't hunted much during the
old whaling days and there are about 100,000
individuals in the world.