A Creator/ChristopherMoore novel that came out in 2003.

A marine biologist named Nathan Quinn discovers a whale with "BITE ME" on its tail fin. He sets out to investigate the cause of this mystery and ends up getting tangled in the affairs of monsters and the like.

!!This novel provides examples of:
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Biological improbability of both [[LivingShip whaleships]] and [[HalfHumanhybrid whaley-boys]] is [[LampshadeHanging acknowledged]] both InUniverse and in the author's afterword, which also [[ShownTheirWork points out]] to other differences between the novel and current state of scientific knowledge.
* BrokenAesop
* CosmicHorrorStory
* EitherOrTitle
* HalfHumanHybrids: There are some whale-human hybrids with four fingers floating around.
* OrganicTechnology: The whale ships.
* RapeAndSwitch: A pair of female marine biologists are at sea researching the mating patterns of humpback whales, when their tiny boat is caught between a female humpback and a pair of males. [[{{Squick}} After being savagely beaten by ten foot long penises and covered in gallons of whale semen, they promptly decide to become lesbians]].
* ReadyForLovemaking: Amy to Nathan.
* ShoutOut: The title is to ''Literature/IKnowWhyTheCagedBirdSings''
* StonersAreFunny: CloudCuckooLander SurferDude Kona ([[FakeNationality Faux-Hawaiian]] DreadlockRasta Pelekekona Keohokalole aka Preston Applebaum from New Jersey).