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The Humpback Whale is a large salt-water mammal featured in Age of Empires III, which offers fishing units a steady source of coin found at seas. Like all Whales, they have an unlimited amount of coin, but have a limit of four gatherers per unit. They are fifty feet long, about as long as a Caravel.

They are the most common Whale in the game, appearing in the majority of maps in Age of Empires III.


Scientific Name: Megaptera novaeangliae
Approx. Size: Up to 55 ft. long, 30 tons (male)
Diet: krill, small fish

Humpback whales are large, stocky baleen whales with long flippers, pronounced humped backs and knotty growths called tubercles. They are dark gray, with pale bellies. Humpbacks are very vocal whales, using a variety of squeals, grunts and rasps to communicate between themselves, especially when courting.

Humpbacks live in nearly every ocean, migrating over 3000 miles in a year to and from feeding and breeding grounds.


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Animals in Age of Empires III
HerdablesCow · Goat · Llama · Sheep · Water Buffalo · Yak
HuntablesBighorn Sheep · Bison · Capybara · Caribou · Deer · Elephant · Elk · Gazelle · Giant Salamander · Giraffe · Guanaco · Ibex · Marco Polo Sheep · Moose · Musk Deer · Musk Ox · Nilgai · Ostrich · Pronghorn · Rhea · Saiga · Serow · Tapir · Turkey · Zebra
Treasure GuardiansAlligator · Black Bear · Black Panther · Cougar · Coyote · Grizzly Bear · Hyena · Jaguar · Lion · Lion-Tailed Macaque · Monitor Lizard · Orangutan · Panda · Polar Bear · Rhinoceros · Snow Leopard · Snow Monkey · Tibetan Macaque · Tiger · Warthog · White Tiger · Wolf
Marine GuardiansGreat White Shark · Orca
FishBass · Carp · Catfish · Cod · Mahi-mahi · Mola Mola · Salmon · Sardines · Squid · Tarpon · Tuna
WhalesBeluga Whale · Hippo · Humpback Whale · Minke Whale