Whales are a rare resource found only in ocean. Unlike the other, more common Fish, Whales are usually found only sporadically, in deep water, away from the shores, and in very limited quantities, even in sea maps; usually not even appearing at all in land maps if the bodies of water are small.
Whales can be gathered by Fishermen and give the following benefits:
The gather rate of rare resources can be increased in various ways, as described in the main article. Note that Metal is not gathered until a nation has entered the Classical Age and linking a Whales resource while still in the Ancient Age might not provide the full benefit.