A large rorqual with a small dorsal fin, a dark grey back, and white underparts. Also called finback, common rorqual.
- Balaenoptera physalus, family Balaenopteridae.
- And farther down the coast, just south of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, whale-watchers spotted a fin whale - the first such sighting in over a hundred years.
- An adult fin whale may consume one to one and a half metric tons of food per day, feeding mainly on krill and occasionally herring.
- After the biggest whales were hunted to the point that they were too hard to find, the whalers went on to the next largest species, the fin whale.
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