Baleen and Toothed Whale Chart


Baleen

Blue Fin Bryde's Sei Minke
length (feet) 90 ave. 70 45 60 25
weight (tons) 180 50 13 17 8
color
mottled blue- gray
underside is lighter
back: brownish black
underside: white
dark gray
back: black to dark gray
underside: white
flippers small small slender and pointed short long and slim
flukes slightly notched
twenty feet across
broad
1/4 length of body


notched
1/4 length of body
dorsal fin tiny hooked
2 feet tall
hooked
ragged edge
hooked
small
hooked
tall
spout height:30 feet
shape: cone
height:20 feet
shape: cone
height:13feet
height:10 feet
shape: cone
low
shape: like plume
pleats 60-90 80 40-50 60 70
plates 800 700 740 760 720



Baleen

Humpback Gray Bowhead
length (feet) 50 50 55
weight (tons) 45 45 110
color back: black/gray
underside: white
mottled gray
underside is lighter
dark gray
flippers scalloped shaped
long

long

6 feet long
flukes Butterfly shaped
broad deeply notched
12 feet across
notched
dorsal fin hooked none none
spout height:10 feet
shape: upside down pear
height:10-15 feet
shape: geyser like
height: 23 feet
shape: V like
pleats
2-4 none
plates 800 360 700



Toothed

Orca Norwhal Beluga Sperm
length (feet) 30 15 18 60
weight (tons) 8 1.8 1 60
color black with white
white
flippers paddle shaped
broad
short paddle shaped
broad and short
short and stubby
flukes notched deeply notched notched
broad
deeply notched
broad - 16 feet across
dorsal fin hooked
6 feet (m)
none none none
spout
height : low
indistinct

height: 16 feet
shape:bushy
teeth 48 2
bottom jaw: 50
upper jaw: toothless