Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) Dorsal Fin | Sri Lanka
Dorsal fin of a large Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni) exhibiting the characteristic hooked shape of this species. This particular whale has a small notch on the trailing edge of its dorsal fin, making it easy to recognize. Note also the injury on the dorsal surface. The whale was also missing the left tip of its fluke, perhaps from an attack earlier in its life.