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.