A whale represents the power of the cosmic waters. It is a symbol of regeneration; engulfing grave; belly; a place of death and rebirth.
In Shamanic Tradition Whale is the record keeper. "Whale medicine people are coded in their DNA to understand that sound frequencies can bring up records n the memories of ancient knowledge. They are usually clairaudient, of able both to hear very low of very high frequencies. They are usually also psychically developed and fairly telepathic. Many times, however, they are not awakened to their gifts until it is time to use the stored records. Many Whale medicine oeioke are able to tap into the Universal Mind of Great Spirit, and have no idea how or why they know what they know. Only later, when they receive confirmation, do they begin to understand how they know or why they received the impressions.(Jamie Sams and David Carson, The Medicine Cards.)