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Arkive image - Common minke whale at surface

Arkive video - Common minke whale - overview

Arkive image - Common minke whale stranded on a beach

Species: Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804


Nomenclature
Scientific name Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804
   
English name minke whale
French name baleine d´été
Dutch name dwergvinvis
German name Zwergwal

Illustrations

Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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Distribution
North Sea incidental/periodical (1b)
Habitat marine
Reference Duff & Lawson 2004. Mammals of the world, a checklist
BeRMS / WoRMS Belgian Register of Marine Species / World Register of Marine Species

Observations
Recent sightings on observations.be

Recent strandings and sightings on mumm.ac.be