Subject: Minke whale

Lindsay J Porter (
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". 
Dolphin Research Group
The Swire Institute of Marine Science
The University of Hong Kong
Cape d'Aguilar
Hong Kong