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Two humpback whales

A whale was a large marine species of cetacean mammal; a young whale was called a calf.


On Earth, whales communicated though a collection of sounds known as whale song. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

A sperm whale's intestines created a concretion known as ambergris that was once used to stabilize the scent of perfumes. (TAS: "The Ambergris Element")


The Biblical figure Jonah was said to have been swallowed by a whale, and remained for three days in its belly. (VOY: "One Small Step")

A whale was also a main element in the Earth book Moby Dick, the prey for Captain Ahab. (Star Trek: First Contact)

During the 20th century, many female whales were killed while still carrying unborn calves. Sometime in the same century, George and Gracie wandered into San Francisco Bay while still calves. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In 2286, an alien Whale Probe visited Earth attempting to reestablish communications with the previously extinct humpback whale species. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Whale species

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