The Minke Whale is also popularly called as Lesser Rorqual. The giant creature belongs to the family Balaenopteridae and Genus Balaenoptera. The Minke Whale is a species complex with of Baleen Whale i.e. both the fishes are very much similar in appearance and dynamics.
Furthermore, the Minke Whale is further categorized into one more species. Hence, the two species are the Northern Minke Whale and the Antarctic (or Southern) Minke Whale.
These fishes are seen in dark grey, black and purple colour on the upper part and white underneath.
The Minky Whales can swim at an estimated speed of 24 mph and can deep dive for about 20minute post breathing multiple times in short intervals.