From Twitter Tattoos to Potential Pets

 - Jul 30, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
For those who have ever encountered a whale, it can be quite intimidating but ridiculously fascinating (massive but beautiful creatures:a blue whale that is).

Whales don't usually hang around for the party, but they are a diverse species and fantastic performers (Free Willy, Sea World, Marine Land: Come on).

Enjoy these 12 whale innovations from whale whisperers to poop as gold!

Implications - Despite the exploits of a small handful of nations, whales seem to have a special place in the heart of pop culture. Graceful, beautiful and serene, there is something innately appealing about these giant mammals of the ocean. As a result, designs and products which take their inspirations from these gentle giants automatically become a little more appreciated by a huge swathe of consumers.