|Binomial name||Balaenoptera physalus|
The fin whale is the second largest whale species and second largest animal species. Like the blue whale, it is a species of baleen whale. The fin whale has a more slender body shape than other rorquals. On average, males of the species are approximately 60 feet in length and their female counterparts are about 65 feet long. Large specimens have been known to reach nearly 90 full feet in length.