Fin whale

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    Balaenoptera physalus

This is the second largest mammal alive just after the Blue whale. 

Fin whales can reach up to 20 meters long ! 

Although it is possible to observe them all year round, we tend to see them more often during the summer months. 

The dorsal colour varies from silvery-grey to dark blue. 

Alone, more often than not, they can navigate in groups of up to 5 animals. 

Crustaceans, small fish and cephalopods are their feeding choices. 

They are short divers: 10 to 20 minutes to only 200 meters deep, on average.