- Scientific Name: Balaenoptera acutorostrata
- Length: 23 – 33 feet
- Weight: 5 – 10 tons
- Population seen in the Northeast*: over 3,000
- Status: Protected
- Description: Small, dark whale with a falcate dorsal fin and pointed snout. White flipper patch on pectoral flipper. Spout may not be visible. Arches back and tail stock when diving. Generally elusive.
* Canadian East Coast Population