A whale, the massive marine mammal. Generally depicted as a light-blue whale in full profile facing left, with its tail curving down towards is huge mouth. Shown with a white, textured underside, as a humpback or blue whale.
Not to be confused with the more cartoon-styled 🐳 Spouting Whale, though their applications may overlap.
Apple and Microsoft’s whales have slightly open mouths, revealing baleen.
Whale was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.