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Omura’s Whale


Scientific Name:
Balaenoptera omurai
Length:
9.6 - 11.5 m (31.5 - 37.7 ft)
Weight:
Unknown
Status:
data deficient
Prey:
Schooling fish and krill.

Physical characteristics

It resembles the fin whale, and has a dorsal fin similar to Bryde's whale.

Behavioral characterization

Unknown

Distribution

Unknown, some seen in Eastern Indian Ocean

Population size

Estimated 1,800

Predators

Unknown

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Unknown

Social system/Group size

Usually seen solitary or in pairs.

Major threats

Habitat modification, entanglement in fishing gear and noise.

Research efforts

The Omura's Whale Project

Fun fact

Is the pygmy form of Bryde's Whale.