Fin whales inhabit the temperate and polar zones of all major oceans and open seas and, less commonly, in tropical oceans and seas. They tend to live in coastal and shelf waters but never in water less than 200 meters deep. (Jefferson, Leatherwood, and Webber, 1994; Nowak, 1991; Reeves et al., 2002)
Habitat Regions: Temperate; Tropical; Polar; Saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: Pelagic; Coastal
- Reeves, R., B. Stewart, P. Clapham, J. Powell. 2002. Sea Mammals of the World. London: A&C Black.
- Jefferson, T., S. Leatherwood, M. Webber. 1994. Marine Mammals of the World. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.