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blue and minky whales

8 June 2017

Whales in the fjord. Margje photographed a big and a small one. The small one is a minky whale. The big one can be named on the second picture.

The size of the dorsal fin makes the difference between three species of fin whales. If it is a large fin, it is a minky whale. If it seems a tiny fin on the back, it is a blue whale: the largest creature on earth. In between it is a normal fin whale. On this picture you can see the difference clearly. Mind you both fins ae close to the same size.

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