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The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals 

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Updated March 18, 2019 602 votes 134 voters 16.1k views 40 items

List Rules Upvote the top bands with fish or other aquatic animals in their names.

When it comes to animal band names, some of the most popular choices seem to come from water. There are a ton of great bands named after sea animals. When you stop and really think about it, you’ll find a lot of bands took their name from fish, turtles, eels, oysters, and whales.

Sea animal bands include a lot of fish. The spellings may vary slightly – Phish, anyone? – but they all count. You also have Reel Big Fish, Fishbone, Jellyfish, Country Joe and the Fish, and School of Fish. There is no shortage of bands with fish in their name. And there are specific fish represented on this list, including Hot Tuna, Lake Trout, Leftover Salmon, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Basically, it’s a sushi spectacular.

But this list encompasses way more than just fish band names. Whales are incredibly popular when it comes to bands named after a sea animal. Examples include Freelance Whales, Noah and the Whale, and Said the Whale. And don’t forget The Wailers. Despite the spelling, Bob Marley’s iconic band makes an appearance here.

From The Coral Reefer Band to Blue Oyster Cult, these are some of the best seal animal band names, so vote for your favorites!

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Phish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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The Wailers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Hootie & the Blowfis... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Fish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Country Joe and the Fish... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Oysterhead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Great White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Eels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Giant Squid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Sea Wolf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Hot Tuna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Leftover Salmon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Les Claypool and the Hol... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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The Electric Eels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Lake Trout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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The Coral Reefer Band is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Bear vs. Shark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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The Coral is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Whale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
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Said the Whale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals