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an underwater picture of a minke whale

Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata

The common minke whale is the smallest of all baleen whales, reaching around 8 to 9 metres long. Their sleek, dark bodies parade black, dark brown and grey tones with a lighter belly that flashes through the water. Image: Mattia Valente (Flickr).

Find out more: Whale and Dolphin Conservation, The Mammal Society, Suffolk Wildlife TrustiNaturalist