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17th Apr '17 5:08:23 PM nombretomado
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* In StephenBaxter's ''[[Literature/XeeleeSequence Xeelee]]'' universe, the Spline are [[LivingShip giant living armored spaceships]] that evolved from alien whales. They live off interstellar gas and other species use them as transports and warships. In one case, the entire Qax race, which consist of cell-like vortices in any fluid (ocean, air, gas giant, star, space-time...), is transported off its homeworld when the sun goes nova.

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* In StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''[[Literature/XeeleeSequence Xeelee]]'' universe, the Spline are [[LivingShip giant living armored spaceships]] that evolved from alien whales. They live off interstellar gas and other species use them as transports and warships. In one case, the entire Qax race, which consist of cell-like vortices in any fluid (ocean, air, gas giant, star, space-time...), is transported off its homeworld when the sun goes nova.
8th Apr '17 9:54:12 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''RocketPower'', a whale is shown being kidnapped by a flying saucer in the background of one scene.

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* In one episode of ''RocketPower'', ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'', a whale is shown being kidnapped by a flying saucer in the background of one scene.
11th Mar '17 2:40:39 PM nombretomado
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* MichaelFlynn's short story "On The High Frontier" has spacefaring creatures that resemble in part jellyfish, whales, and cattle, and are "herded" around the outer Solar System. Yes, it's a SpaceWestern.

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* MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's short story "On The High Frontier" has spacefaring creatures that resemble in part jellyfish, whales, and cattle, and are "herded" around the outer Solar System. Yes, it's a SpaceWestern.
10th Mar '17 3:48:26 PM morenohijazo
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* The Aether mod in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' features "Aerwhales" which are essentially this.

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* The Aether ''VideoGame/TheAether'' mod in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' features "Aerwhales" which are essentially this.
31st Jan '17 6:28:01 PM Xtifr
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* PhilipJoseFarmer wrote a weird Literature/MobyDick pastiche called TheWindWhalesOfIshmael.

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* PhilipJoseFarmer Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer wrote a weird Literature/MobyDick ''Literature/MobyDick'' pastiche called TheWindWhalesOfIshmael.''Literature/TheWindWhalesOfIshmael''.
8th Jan '17 4:52:38 PM nombretomado
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* In [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[UsagiYojimbo Usagi]] there are space turtles. When they die, their shells are used as spacecraft hull. Not whales, but still impressive.

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* In [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[UsagiYojimbo [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Usagi]] there are space turtles. When they die, their shells are used as spacecraft hull. Not whales, but still impressive.
31st Dec '16 12:43:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheDreamingDark'' trilogy for the {{Eberron}} setting, the main characters are in a dimensionally-traveling orb-shaped vessel sitting in the ethereal plane, where they are rammed by something they can't see from the inside. The leader immediately panics about "orb-eating ethereal whales".

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* In ''Literature/TheDreamingDark'' trilogy for the {{Eberron}} TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting, the main characters are in a dimensionally-traveling orb-shaped vessel sitting in the ethereal plane, where they are rammed by something they can't see from the inside. The leader immediately panics about "orb-eating ethereal whales".
31st Dec '16 8:37:56 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has a race called the Alunda, which are space whales with bioelectric batteries and little plasma-enabled tentacles all over them. They really hate the Branthodon, who ride around on cybernetically-enhanced Space Dragons.

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* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has a race called the Alunda, which are space whales with bioelectric batteries and little plasma-enabled tentacles all over them. They really hate the Branthodon, who ride around on cybernetically-enhanced Space Dragons. (Both races are fictional in-universe, created as outside-the-box opponents for tactical simulations.)
31st Dec '16 8:33:12 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Mountain-range size skeletons of unspecified creatures appear in the establishing shots of probably a quarter of the worlds the crew visits, although these are never acknowledged by the characters.
3rd Nov '16 10:02:07 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's novel ''Cachalot'' (1980), part of the HumanxCommonwealth universe. In the future, Mankind had decided to save the last survivors of the cetacean species of Earth (whales, dolphins, orcas) and transplant them to a planet almost completely covered by oceans which had no native sentient species (or so they thought, because they didn't look deep enough in the oceans). The cetaceans prospered, on a world that belonged to them and on which humans and thranx were only allowed as traders and researchers. By the time of the novel, all the cetaceans are sentient to some degree, with the toothed whales more so than the baleen whales (either due to evolution or genetic Uplifting done prior to the whale diaspora or shortly afterwards, it's not entirely clear). Some species of toothed whales have even grown more intelligent than humans and live for hundreds of years since they are no longer hunted. The book ends with the revelation that these whales have developed [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] like telekinesis and telepathy (since they have no hands and thus a civilizations based on song, not artifacts and tools), and with the help of these powers they can levitate their bodies from the water and travel into space.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's novel ''Cachalot'' (1980), part of the HumanxCommonwealth Literature/HumanxCommonwealth universe. In the future, Mankind had decided to save the last survivors of the cetacean species of Earth (whales, dolphins, orcas) and transplant them to a planet almost completely covered by oceans which had no native sentient species (or so they thought, because they didn't look deep enough in the oceans). The cetaceans prospered, on a world that belonged to them and on which humans and thranx were only allowed as traders and researchers. By the time of the novel, all the cetaceans are sentient to some degree, with the toothed whales more so than the baleen whales (either due to evolution or genetic Uplifting done prior to the whale diaspora or shortly afterwards, it's not entirely clear). Some species of toothed whales have even grown more intelligent than humans and live for hundreds of years since they are no longer hunted. The book ends with the revelation that these whales have developed [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] like telekinesis and telepathy (since they have no hands and thus a civilizations based on song, not artifacts and tools), and with the help of these powers they can levitate their bodies from the water and travel into space.
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