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 seeing an increasing number of sightings of this species in the past couple of years.
Book your place on our next whale watching tour from downtown Auckland.