Whales in the DiskobayThe Diskobay is the home of several different whale-species. The most common species in the Diskobay is Minke whale, Fin whale and Humpback whale, but many other species like Northern Right whale and Narwhal is found in the waters.

Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)Whales in the Diskobay

Age: 40-50 years

Size: Up to 10 meters

Weight: 6-8 tons

The Minke whale is considered a pretty fast whale, and can stay submerged for up to 20 minutes. The Minke whale does not show its tail when diving, and the blow is rather weak. It blows 6-7 times in intervals of approximately 6 minutes, where the dorsal fin is visible.

Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)Whales in the Diskobay

Age: 80-95 years

Size: Up to 24 meters

Weight: 75 tons

The Fin whale is very reluctant to show its tail when diving. The Fin whale is usually blowing 2-5 times in intervals of 10-20 seconds, before making a dive, lasting 5-15 minutes.

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)Whales in the Diskobay

Age: Up to 100 years

Size: Up to 16 meters

Weight: 35 tons

The Humpback whale is nearly almost showing its tail before a dive. The white markings on the bottom side of the tail fin is quite unique for each whale, just like a humans fingerprint. The Humpback whale is considered a relatively slow whale, and does not move more than 8 km/h in the water surface. Each dive lasts approximately 3-7 minutes, but can still be several hundred meters deep. The Humpback whale usually blows 5-10 times with intervals of 20-30 seconds, before a dive.