(Pronounced "brooder's whale".)
Scientific Name: Balaenoptera edeni
Distinctive Features: The Bryde's whale is darker on the dorsal side than the ventral side. There is a secondary ridge on either side of the central ridge on the head. It has 255-365 slate grey baleen plates, and 40-50 pleats.
Size: They are about 4.3 meters at birth, and they grow to be about 14.6 meters in adulthood.
Distribution: Bryde's whales are found in tropical and subtropical waters everywhere. They are found individually or in groups of 10.
Reproduction: They undergo an 11-12 month gestation.
Diet: They eat only krill.
My own tediously handwritten Marine Bio Whale Notes.