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.
- MARKLv 78 months agoBest 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.
- Formerly Peter SLv 78 months ago
Fin whales - the second biggest mammals in the world.
- oikoσLv 78 months ago
The blue whale IS also found in the Atlantic.