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
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.
The fin whale, the second largest living mammal, has been severely impacted worldwide by commercial whaling. Nearly 750,000 animals were killed in areas of the Southern Hemisphere alone between 1904 and 1979, and they are rarely seen there today. Their current status is unknown in most areas outside of the North Atlantic.