A Minke whale in Conception Bay

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    Cyndy Parr commented on your image on the Encyclopedia of Life site:
    I am re-identifying this as Minke whale prompted by comment from EOL visitor Kris De Roo: "Hi. You have an image ("Fin whale in Conception Bay", by Eric Harrison) that shows a minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), yet is labelled as a fin whale (B. physalus). The dorsal fin is far too upright and falcate to be a fin whale. It in fact looks like your typical minke, doing a high arch as it dives. Just compare it to your minke whale photos, some of which show the exact same dorsal fin." I've checked it in one of my sources and the fin does indeed look more like Minke than Fin.
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    I have updated the description. I was only going on what the local resident who was piloting the boat told me.
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Taken in August 2010
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