A baleen whale, this species feeds primarily on krill and some small fish. There are regional differences in the diet. Minkes eat krill almost exclusively in the Antarctic, but they are more omnivorous in the northern hemisphere, taking as food squid and small vertebrates such as cod, herring, and sardines.
Animal Foods: fish; mollusks; aquatic crustaceans
Foraging Behavior: filter-feeding
Primary Diet: carnivore (Eats non-insect arthropods)