mrh-slos asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 8 months ago

What is the largest whale species, to occur in British or Irish waters? [regularly or occasionally].?

I think it is probably the sperm whale an occasional visitor, but am uncertain if right whales or other large baleen whales also visit GB and Irish waters. whales. I do know the giant of the family the blue whale does not occur here because it is a Pacific species.

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
    Best answer

    It is the Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) which can be up to 24 m whereas the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) only gets to a length of about 16 m.

  • 8 months ago

    Fin whales - the second biggest mammals in the world.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The blue whale IS also found in the Atlantic.

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