Spectacular fin whale breach a rare sight - GrindTV.com The fin whale, also called the finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. Wikipedia Scientific name: Balaenoptera physalus Rank: Species Higher classification: Balaenoptera
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) spouting in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Commercial whaling remains a threat for fin whales. After a two-year hiatus, Iceland resumed commercial fin whaling in 2013 with a quota of 184 whales. The majority of the whale meat ends up in Japanese markets.
Sei whale This fast cetacean inhabits all oceans and adjoining seas except in tropical and polar regions. The sei whale became a major target for commercial whaling after the preferred stocks of blue and fin whales had been depleted.