List of individual cetaceans

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Dawn the humpback whale in the Sacramento River in 2007

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.

Baleen whales[edit]

Rorquals[edit]

Blue whales[edit]

KOBO

Humpback whales[edit]

Gray whales[edit]

Toothed whales[edit]

Beaked whales[edit]

Northern Bottlenose Whales[edit]

The River Thames whale being calmed by rescuers
The River Thames whale being calmed by rescuers

Dolphins[edit]

Bottlenose dolphins[edit]

Winter swimming without her prosthetic tail

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins[edit]

Orcas[edit]

Tilikum at SeaWorld Orlando
Katina with trainer Dawn Brancheau
Morgan in August 2010
Scarlet and her mother, J-16

Risso's dolphins[edit]

Sperm whales[edit]

Belugas[edit]

Hvaldimir

Legendary[edit]

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.[5]

Jonah in the jaws of the whale
Jonah in the jaws of the whale

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revkin, Andrew C. (21 December 2004). "Song of the Sea, a Cappella and Unanswered". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  2. ^ Mauer, Richard (February 3, 2012). "The real story behind 'Big Miracle'". The Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original on February 3, 2012. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  3. ^ "Flipper (1963)". IMDb. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ Mullen, Chris (2016-06-29). "A Whale of a Tale: An Ode to Monstro | The Walt Disney Family Museum". Walt Disney Family Museum. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  5. ^ DeCou, Christopher (8 October 2018). "When whales were fish". Lateral Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  6. ^ "The Story of Paikea and Ruatapu". Te Ao Hou: The Maori Magazine. Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa - National Library of New Zealand. September 1962. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  7. ^ Haami, Bradford (2006-06-12). "Te whānau puha – whales". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. pp. Summary, 1–2, "Paikea, Waipapa marae, University of Auckland". Retrieved 2020-08-08.