Category Archives: Ocean and Sea

Observing fin whales using drones

Fantastic footage observing fin whales using drones off the Catalan coast. These researchers are using drones to film and record behaviour that can’t be observed from the deck of a boat.


The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also known as finback whale or common rorqual and formerly known as herring whale or razorback whale, is a cetacean belonging to the parvorder of baleen whales. It is the second-largest species on Earth after the blue whale.

More on their website: https://www.edmaktub.org/en/2016/04/filmed-for-the-first-time-a-fin-whale-eating-on-the-catalan-coast/