Subject: Minke whale

Lindsay J Porter (h9390327@hkucc.hku.hk)
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 15:19:09 +0800 (HKT)

>Who named the minke whale?

Lacepede classified the species in 1804.  The common name, Minke,  is
derived from the norwegian "minkehval". 
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