Up to 88 feet (26.8 m) in the Southern Hempishere
Fin Whale feed mainly on small shrimp-like creatures called krill or small schooling fish that get trapped in their baleen plates. They have earned the nickname “greyhound of the sea” for being the fastest of the baleen whales and are capable of burst speeds up to 29 mph.
Fin whales were a popular target for commercial whalers. Although the practice is currently banned, populations are still a small fraction of what they once were.