Pygmy whale (capped birch) is found in the South Ocean in the lower part of the southern hemisphere.
It is a bone whale, and the last relative in the life of an ancient group of whales long considered to be missing.
In the conditions of being the only survivor of a missing order of aquatic mammals, its unexpected appearance is easy to understand.
It does not resemble any other whale species currently living, being virtually a “living fossil”, according to Felix Marx, a paleontologist at Otago University in New Zealand.
“It is the last survivor of an old nation that was believed to no longer exist,” he said.
Pigmy Whale’s Food
It feeds on copepods and krills.
Pigmy Whale’s Features
He was rarely hunted because of his discreet behavior. Very few occurrences have been reported because the whale rarely comes to shore.
It has a relatively small size, with adults reaching just 21 feet (6.5 meters) in length. Scientists know almost nothing about the habits or social structure of the species.
It weighs about 3,000 pounds (almost 3 tons).
Pigmy Whale’s Reproduction
Scientists know almost nothing about the habits or social structure of the species.