Minke Whales

Minke whales are a smaller baleen whale but very abundant here in the Gulf of Maine. Minkes reach lengths of up to 30 feet and can weigh between 8-10 tons full grown. Fun fact: Minkes here in the North Atlantic Ocean have a white band across each flipper which is called the “minke mittens”.


 

Minke whales do breach on occasion, but it’s not something that is often witnessed!