I was looking at the upcoming mobs and noticed Whales were one of them. It also stated that there was no apparent use for them yet. I realized that the lanterns that are to be implemented into Minecraft could be crafted by killing a Whale, which would have a random chance to drop Whale oil (most likely 0-3, as that is the usual drop rate.) The player would collect the oil and use oil and glass to craft a lantern. This idea is heavily based on the fact that in reality lanterns are fueled by Whale oil. What do you guys think?
sperm whales? A baleen whale would probably try to run away if you attacked it. You could probably say the same for carnivorous whales, but for minecraft why not have them attack the player when attacked