FIN WHALE

(Balaenopteraphysalus)

Have you seen whales in Liguria? It’s probably a fin whale.

The fin whale is the second largest animal in the world, the only whale with baleen instead of teeth, that regularly lives in the Ligurian sea. Its blow can go as high as 6 meters and for short distances it can swim as fast as 37 km/h. It has a marking that is unique among cetaceans: while the left side of the jaw is the same shade as the rest of the body the right side is completely white. Usually our guests are referring to the fin whale when they exclaim “I saw beautiful whales in Liguria.”

MAX. LENGTH: 27 m.

MAX. WEIGHT: 80 ton.

DIVE TIME: 5-20 min.

DIVE DEPTH: -355 m.

MAX. AGE: 90 years.