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Minke Whale --(Balaenoptera acutorostrata) (80388 bytes)

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Minke Whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata

This is the first minke whale I have seen. I am told there are fairly common around Sitka. However, they are not often seen because their blow is not nearly as noticable as their relative the Humpback Whale.

Location: East Channel, Magoun Islands, near Sitka, Alaska

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