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Minke whale. Minkes are some of the smallest balleen whales (just over 20 ft. long at maturity), and include one of the few whales still openly hunted.

There are only about 6,000 humpback whales left in the oceans. In the early 1900s whaling was very popular & over 60,000 whales were killed. Commercial whaling has been banned since the late 1950s, & currently whaling has been minimized significantly. Today the threats include accidental deaths by entanglement in fishing gear or collisions with ships.

Narwhals. . . The Narwhal (meaning "corpse whale" in Old Norse) is a rarely seen Arctic whale. This social whale is known for the very long tooth that males have. Very little is known about this whale.