Elusive whale is caught on camera in the cold, Antarctic waters

The only smaller baleen whale is the pygmy right whale
June 28, 2018 2:00 pm Last Updated: June 28, 2018 2:05 pm

Antarctica, the coldest continent in the world, is home to a very small amount of people and to a few very unique species of animals and plants.

In this video, you will see the elusive minke whale in action.

Take a look at how this whale spends its time in those frigid waters.

Credit: Caters

Minke whales are considered the smallest of the “great whales.” Antarctic minke whales specifically have about 200–300 baleen plates on either side of their mouths, and, unlike other minkes, have asymmetrical coloring.

These whales usually appear together in very small groups, of two or three, and feed together on small fish, crustaceans, and plankton. In the Antarctic region, they mostly feed on krill.

The vocalize with clicks and trills similar to dolphins, as well as recently discovered “boings.