List of individual cetaceans
This is a list of individual cetaceans from real life or fiction, arranged roughly taxonomically. Cetacea includes the animals commonly known as whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Fictional individuals are indicated by their source.
- Delta and Dawn
- George and Gracie from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Humphrey the Whale
- Mister Splashy Pants
- Tay Whale
- Bonnet, Crossbeak, and Bone or Putu, Siku, and Kanik (in Inupiaq), or Fred, Wilma, and Bamm-Bamm in the book Big Miracle and film adaptation
Northern Bottlenose Whales
- Delphinus from Greek mythology
- Ivan and Bessie from the novel The Day of the Dolphin or Alpha and Beta in the film adaptation
- Slim and Delbert from the TV series Dolphin Cove
- Snorky from the Night of the Dolphin segment of The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XI"
- The dolphin from the fairy tale The Dolphin
- Akeakamai, featured in the novel Startide Rising
- Ecco from the video game series Ecco the Dolphin
- Flipper from the 1963 film of the same name and later film and television series in the same franchise
- Hope, featured in the film Dolphin Tale 2
- Mitzie, who portrayed Flipper
- Winter, featured in the film Dolphin Tale
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins
- Corky (II)
- Hoi Wai, who portrayed Neptune in the film Moon Warriors
- Jambu or Willzyx from the episode "Free Willzyx" of the TV series South Park
- Klee Wyck, the anthropomorphic mascot of the 1994 Commonwealth Games
- Moby Doll
- Namu, featured in the film Namu, the Killer Whale
- Neptune from the film Moon Warriors
- Old Tom
- Ramu III
- The orca from the film Orca
- Tico from the anime series Tico of the Seven Seas
- Willy from the film Free Willy and television adaptation
- Little Irvy
- Moby Dick from the novel Moby-Dick
- Mocha Dick
- Monstro from Pinocchio
- Pearl Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants
- The sperm whale from the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and later adaptations
- Timor Tom from Moby-Dick
Because these individuals are legendary or mythic, their classification is unclear. As well, for some it is unclear whether they are even whales since whales were historically considered fish in Western culture.
- Cetus from Greek mythology
- Devil Whale from legends such as the First Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor
- Leviathan from Abrahamic mythology
- Makara from Hindu mythology (possibly a South Asian river dolphin)
- Rongomai from Māori mythology
- Tannin from Canaanite, Phoenician, and Hebrew mythology
- The whale who saved Kahutia-te-rangi in Māori mythology (usually considered to be a humpback whale - paikea - a name Kahutia-te-rangi would adopt himself)
- The whale from the Book of Jonah
- Dolphin § In history and religion
- Killer whales in popular culture
- List of captive killer whales
- List of cetaceans
- Military marine mammal
- Whale § In myth, literature and art
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