Sei Whale

The Sei Whale is the third largest rorquel and inhabits in oceans and deep offshore waters. As per the facts and information available, its population is about 80,000 worldwide.

Sei Whale Scientific Name


Balaenoptera borealis

Sei Whale Features and Facts



  • Type: Mammal

  • Diet: Carnivore

  • Average life span in the wild: 80 to 90 years

  • Size: 82 to 105 ft (25 to 32 m)

  • Weight: Up to 200 tons (181,437 kg)

  • Group name: Pod

  • Estimated population decline to 80,000

  • In deep crisis now


Conservation of Sei Whale


Massive whale hunting by human for consumption decreased the whale population considerably and now the Sei Whale species in a highly critical situation. The wildlife conservation organisations all over the world and the International Whaling Commission have come forward to protect these animals from extinction. World wildlife Fund has also taken some active steps to protect the life of one of the highly endangered species of India.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag