What is the 2nd largest whale?
The fin whale is the second largest whale reaching lengths of up to 27 meters (88 feet) and weights up to 69 metric tonnes (76 tons). Depending on where they live, fin whales eat both fish and small crustaceans. In the Antarctic, their prey is almost exclusively krill. In northern areas they often eat small schooling fish such as herring or anchovies. Like the other great whale species, the population of fin whales was severely depleted by whaling.