Bryde's Whale
Friday, 26 October 2007

The smallest of the whales described is present in our waters all year round.

 

Feeding mainly on shoaling fish and often seen swimming among seabirds and dolphins, this whale has three distinct ridges running from its snout to the top of its head and a triangular dorsal fin set well back. They are mainly a subtropical species but there is a resident population along our Atlantic coast.
They feed on mackerel, herring, squid and krill and are often seen in big groups from 10 up to a 100.