whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Balaenidae

Scientific Name

Eubalaena australis

Thumbnail Description

It has a stocky body of black color with some individuals have white patches on their undersides

Size and Weight

Length: 45 and 55 feet (12.5-15.5 m)

Weight: 60 tons (120,000 lbs; 54,431 kg)

Habitat

Coastal waters

Distribution

Brazil, False Banks, Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Africa, Argentina, sub-  antarctic New Zealand, Australia

Diet

Zooplankton for e.g. krill and copepods

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

7,000

Baby Name

Calf

Lifespan

50 – 80 years

Speed

4 – 6 km/h

Nature

Active on the water surface

Conservation Status

Least Concern