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narwhal

an Arctic whale Monodon monoceros with an extraordinary dentition, no conventional teeth, two upper central teeth only, one of which develops into a long tusk in the male.
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TUSK TALE: A narwhal wielding its broken tusk as it catches a breath.
In their year-round habitat in the cold Arctic waters, narwhals sometimes get caught in fishing nets laid out by native hunters.
Traditionally, the inhabitants of this town of 630 would harpoon narwhals from kayaks in the summer and then in the winter use dog sleds to travel across the ice to hunt seals, walruses, polar bears and other marine mammals.
Non-fiction | Arctic Animals I Narwhal | Animal Behaviours | Animal Biology
A number of marine mammals, including narwhals (Monodon monoceros), beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas), bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus), and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus), are known to occur in Baffin Bay and Melville Bay off northwest Greenland (Finley and Renaud, 1980; Doidge and Finley, 1993; Dietz and Heide-Jorgensen, 1995; Stafford et al.
Narwhals can widen and narrow the beam of sound to find prey over long and short distances.
Riffing on material as varied as Mickey Flanagan, dying narwhals and his own alcoholism, he had the room captivated for two hours.
Granting the Arctic a special status will prevent polluting and damaging industries exploiting the area which is home to polar bears, narwhals and other wild animals.
The oil rush has begun with species like polar bears, arctic foxes, narwhals, walruses and many other species facing the threat of extinction.
Bucket List: Snorkel with narwhals, kayak to Bora Bora, Skinny-dip at the North Pole, skydive 'chuteless into a volcano
While the melting trend has broader implications, the initial concern is for narwhals, and beluga and bowhead whales, which are already threatened.
In 2008, the DFO authorised a cull of 200 narwhals that were trapped in the Pond Inlet region (Laugrand and Oosten).