Fin whales

Fin whales

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Credit: CHRISTOPHER SWANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus). One blowhole (bottom) and one fin (top) are seen here. This whale can grow up to 27 metres in length and weigh 70 tonnes. It is a filter-feeder, feeding on small fish, squid, and crustaceans. Photographed in the Gulf of California, a body of water between the Mexican mainland and Baja California.

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Keywords: animal, animals, balaenoptera physalus, biological, biology, blowhole, breaching, cetacean, cetaceans, fauna, fin whale, gulf of california, head, jaw, mammal, mammals, marine, marine biology, mexico, mouth, nature, ocean, pacific, sea, surface, surfacing, swimming, whale, whales, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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