(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.