Bryde’s Whale

Bryde’s Whale

(Balaenoptera edeni)

It is similar in appearance to the sei whale, though the Bryde’s whale is smaller and more robust, featuring a characteristic that is unique to this family: three ridges on the top of its head as opposed to one central ridge. Male specimens measure 13.7 metres (45 feet), while females measure 14.5 metres (47.5 feet) and can reach up to 15 metres (49 feet). Their backs are a dark bluish-grey to metallic grey colour, with slightly lighter sides and an even lighter throat and belly.

Species details
  • Name: Bryde’s Whale
  • Scientific name: Balaenoptera edeni
  • Length: up to 15 metres
  • Weight: up to 18 tons
  • Watching possibilities: medium