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A wedding held inside the whale skeleton.

"Smell that? Whale oil. Stuff burns like a miracle from God."
"Can you make it work?"
"Made by the English. Let's not get our hopes up.
Salaman and Blackbeard[src]

Whales were gigantic marine mammals live completely in the waters. Dolphins and porpoises are relative to whales (biologically, these are the members of whales).


The mutated whale.

Accoring to Jack Sparrow, a legendary White Whale was saved by him and Will Turner and then later helped the two in defeating Viking King and fleeing the stranded Interceptor in northern sea. However, it's more probable the story was just one of Sparrow's many fabrications.[1]

During the War Against Piracy mutated whales were hunted by pirates because of the great amount of materials their bodies provided.[2]

A whale skeleton situated along Gold Coast for filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Whales were heavily hunted for centuries mostly for oils and baleens, resulting in one of the pioneering reasons for men to sail and explore the oceans. Men ventured across the vast waters, and many ports such as Boston were opened for this purpose. these were used for various gears and lights. The lighthouse of notorious Whitecap Bay also used whale oils for lightening.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

A humpback whale swims nearby two of protagonists in a deleted scene of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The whale skeleton in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

  • In a deleted scene from Dead Men Tell No Tales, when Jack Sparrow and Carina Smyth land in Poseidon's Tomb, a humpback whale swims nearby, its right flipper emerging from the wall of water for a few moments, stunning them. The scene was adapted from a similar scene from Terry Rossio's 2012 draft of the Dead Men Tell No Tales script where Jack Sparrow and his crew ended up on the dried up bottom of the sea, with the walls of water surrounding them.[4]
  • In Pirates of the Caribbean Online there was a special sword called the Whalebone Blade.
  • Although the whale skeleton to appear in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was broadcasted as of a sperm whale[5], it is clearly of a baleen whale based on the skull, however this could be a unique whale species because the skull shows characteristics of either the Right Whale or the Bowhead Whale (along with the others such as the Sperm Whale, they were some of primarily targeted species by industrial whaling), but the body bones are much larger than the real whales.
  • Right whales are some of the most rare and endangered whale species in the world. It is currently unclear whether or not right whales historically migrated into the Caribbean Sea in real world while it had been thought until recently that right whales won't migrate up to Gold Coast (the filming location), but small numbers of right whales are now appearing thanks to recovery of the species.


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