A minke whale, one of two species of baleen whales often seen in coastal waters(noun)
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"IWC negotiator, who is notoriously blunt and once called minke whales the "cockroaches of the sea" - believes the proposal may mark the beginning of the end for Japanese whaling."
"Scientists are eager to examine the animal, which they first believed might be the humpback whale rescued from a tangle of fishing lines earlier this week, but later identified as a minke or finback whale."
"But non-indigenous people also commercially harvest a variety of species at smaller scales, such as minke whales in Norwegian waters, belugas in the White Sea, and pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) in the Faroe Islands."