It is the fastest whale. It can swim at 12 knots and sprint up to 20-30 knots
Grayish-black on top, white on its right bottom underside, grayish-black on its left bottom underside.
Up to 80 feet
Up to 50 tons
Every 6-10 minutes for 4-7 blows
It is the deepest diving baleen whale
The spout looks like an inverted cone with the blow accompanied by a whistle
Eats krill, anchovies and other fish
Feeds while swimming on it's side with it's mouth open
Uses it's powerful tail flukes against sharks and other whales
It smashed the boats of early whalers into splinters
It is valuable to the whaling industry today
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