Pygmy blue whale
(Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda)
IUCN Status: Data Deficient
NZ Classification: Data Deficient
Pygmy blue whales reach approximately 24m in length. Research has revealed a population of pygmy blue whales that stay in New Zealand waters year-round. We have been experiencing an increase in the number of sightings of this species in the past couple of years.
Book your place on our next whale watching tour from downtown Auckland.