Fin Whale Identification Tips

Length:  75-85 ft. (22-26 m)
 80,000-160,000 lbs (40-80 tons)
Body color:
 Light gray to brownish color on the dorsal side of the animal; the right lower jaw is whitish in color where as the left jaw is dark in coloration
Dorsal Fin:  Small, curved and far back on the body
Pectoral Fins:  small and tapered
Throat pleats:  50-100 folds that allow the animal to expand its mouth while feeding
Behaviors:  Fast swimmer with bursts of speeds up to 23 mph

To report a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, please call: 1-866-767-6114 
For law enforcement, harassments,  and other violations, please call:  1-800-853-1964

For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-877-SOS-WHALe or 1-877-767-9425
or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Ch. 16
For entangled marine mammals, please call: 1-855-542-3935

Photograph the animal if possible and contact Cascadia Research Collective:360-943-7325