A Minke whale!!! Credit: Andrew Peacock/Barcroft USA A minke whale swims up to inspect the kayaks

A Minke whale!!! Credit: Andrew Peacock/Barcroft USA A minke whale swims up to inspect the kayaks

Planning on your next vacation trip? Want to go Whale Watching? Australia is considered to be one of the best places to see whales in the world. The most common sighted whales is - humpbacks. However, there is also the chance to ascertain other species, like blue whales, dwarf minke whales and southern right whales from several spots along Australia's outline. # We Educate Travellers for More Productive, Efficient and Safer Travel! http://intelligenttravel.com.au/

Planning on your next vacation trip? Want to go Whale Watching? Australia is considered to be one of the best places to see whales in the world. The most common sighted whales is - humpbacks. However, there is also the chance to ascertain other species, like blue whales, dwarf minke whales and southern right whales from several spots along Australia's outline. # We Educate Travellers for More Productive, Efficient and Safer Travel! http://intelligenttravel.com.au/

"minke". This smallest of the rorquals (a group within the baleen whales, which includes the blue whales

"minke". This smallest of the rorquals (a group within the baleen whales, which includes the blue whales

Whalers killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century, worldwide, according to a new study. Scientists believe that 20th century whaling wiped out 90 percent of all blue whales, and decimated countless other whale populations. Some species, such as the minke whale, appear to have recovered; others, like humpback and blue whales, remain close to extinction.

Whalers killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century, worldwide, according to a new study. Scientists believe that 20th century whaling wiped out 90 percent of all blue whales, and decimated countless other whale populations. Some species, such as the minke whale, appear to have recovered; others, like humpback and blue whales, remain close to extinction.

Minke whale (saw one in Alaska while on a whale cruise--supposedly they are rare to see)...so much fun!!!

Minke whale (saw one in Alaska while on a whale cruise--supposedly they are rare to see)...so much fun!!!

Common minke whale

Common minke whale

Blue whale -- largest animal to ever live on Earth (including all dinosaurs).                                                                                                                                                     More

Blue whale -- largest animal to ever live on Earth (including all dinosaurs). More

A minke whale. This species is the smallest of baleen whales. They eat krill (a shrimplike crustacean) through their sievelike mouths.

A minke whale. This species is the smallest of baleen whales. They eat krill (a shrimplike crustacean) through their sievelike mouths.

Dwarf Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Ribbon ...

Dwarf Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Ribbon ...

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