Antarctic Minke Whale
Has a dark gray back and a lighter underside. Females are usually llighter than males. Highly scarred bodies. The teeth are ginkgo shaped.
They fight with their teeth.
Temperate and tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean, from Sri Lanka east to California and the Galápagos Islands.
They migrate to higher latitudes during spring and summer, although some are believed to establish home ranges and stay there all year (especially those close to the coast).
Social system/Group size
Usually solitary or in pairs, but larger groups have been observed with a maximum number of 60 individuals.
Entanglement in fishing gear, noise, human interactions, habitat disturbance and ship strikes.
They are the least aggressive of the beaked whales.