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The sea creature, referred to as both (exploding) whale and dolphin, is an unnamed creature found in Appalachia in 2102-03, as well as the Commonwealth and on the Island in 2287.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

The sea creature is a cetacean that likely mutated from a species of dolphin following the Great War.[2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

The creature possesses similar physical attributes to dolphins, with gray-white countershading, a prominent snout, and a blowhole above the eyes. Unlike its relatives, the sea creature has a short, stubby dorsal fin and a jaw lined with large triangular shark-like teeth. Nearly all specimens bear scars, suggesting competition among their own species, or that they are subject to predation. Many dead sea creatures are found being fed upon by mirelurks.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

The sea creature is always found deceased along the many coasts and rivers of the Commonwealth. Others appear to have been hauled onto boats by wasteland fishermen. Most can be found with their abdomens exposed, however, intact carcasses can be shot to cause the stomach to explode in a bloody fashion.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Fallout 4[edit | edit source]

Fallout 76[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The sea creature appears in Fallout 4 and its add-on Far Harbor. It also appears in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The sea creature was designed by Gabrielle Adams and created in ZBrush. It is referred to as the "exploding whale" in her ArtStation portfolio.
  • The sea creature found on the boat west of Beantown Brewery is a reference to the film Jaws. On the boat, a skeleton with a blue jacket, blue bandana and a machete can be found with a dead sea creature nearby. The outfit clothing and machete are very similar to the ones worn and used by Quint in the film, while the positioning of the sea creature matches that of where Jaws emerges and kills Quint. Underneath the boat, one will also find a diving cage resting on the river bed.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Artstation, file names.
  2. Dolphin or whale in the game files. The teeth used for the model are typical of toothed whales, including dolphins or predatory whales.
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