dwarf minke whale

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Definition of dwarf minke whale

: a minke whale of the southern hemisphere that can reach a length of about 26.5 feet (8 meters) and is considered a small form of the common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata ) or sometimes a subspecies

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Dwarf minke whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwarf%20minke%20whale. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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