More than one million individuals
Minke whales feed on krill or small schooling fish that get trapped in their baleen plates. They tend to be solitary animals, although they can be seen in pairs or small groups while in feeding or mating/birthing grounds. They are relatively fast whales and can reach speeds beyond 22 mph.
While Minke Whales are plentiful around the world, the population off of the San Diego coast consists of only up to 500 individuals, making them a somewhat rare treat to spot.