This article is about the animal in Age of Empires III. For the animal in Age of Empires, see Whale (Age of Empires).

Four Fishing Boats gathering Coin from a Whale

Whales, including the Humpback Whale, the Beluga Whale, or the Minke Whale, are marine animals featured in Age of Empires III.

Whaling Edit

Players can fund their military efforts by assigning Fishing Boats to gather Coin from whales.

Each spot can supply an infinite amount of Coin, but only four Fishing Boats can gather from a single spot at a time. Whaling is slower than mining gold, copper, tin and silver, but it is recommended for a late game supply of coin when all the mines in the area have been depleted.

Each Fishing Boat gathers 30 Coin per minute, and gather rates can be improved from Home City shipments (from the Harbor or its Native American/Asian counterparts) and from two Dock upgrades, Gill Nets and Long Lines.

Whales and Random Maps Edit

The appearance of each species varies from map to map, with Humpbacks appearing in the majority of naval maps, whereas Belugas appear in Saguenay and Patagonia, whereas Minke Whales appear in New England and Plymouth.

Despite their different models, and history files, they all provide the same trickles of Coin.

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