Small whale with a completely blunt dorsal fin

 saw two today behind Garden Island .....sorry no photos but both had rounded dorsal fins .....any ideas on what subspecies they might have been 

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What colour? Perhaps a sperm

Wed, 2024-02-28 14:38

What colour? 
Perhaps a sperm whale? 

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Way too small for a sperm whale

Wed, 2024-02-28 15:38

 Dark almost black ......only surfaced three times before diving and not seen again 

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reckon it could have been a

Wed, 2024-02-28 15:49

reckon it could have been a minke whale? i have seen a few of these off rotto before. some come up real close, dont seen particulalry shy.

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Maybe pilot whales

Wed, 2024-02-28 15:50

I'm guessing they are pilot whales  

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Could be a pilot whale. Minky

Wed, 2024-02-28 16:03

Could be a pilot whale. Minky whales have a small dorsal more towards the tail.


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