The Elusive Little Giants
To be a giant is relative as the smallest of the rorqual whale species, the minke whale, is a giant too when it surfaces right beside your little boat. But measuring 10.5 m max and weighing up to 10 tons it is rather tiny compared to the massive bodies of its giant relatives, the blue and finback whales.
Despite its cosmopolitan distribution and abundance in coastal waters relatively little is known about the biology and ecology of the minke whale worldwide. They are said to be highly difficult to observe so that only a few dedicated researchers have taken on the challenge of studying them closely.
This section includes information about Minke whales worldwide.