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The narwhal, Monodon monoceros, is a medium-sized toothed whale that lives in the Arctic. It is characterized by a long, straight, helical tusk extending from its upper left jaw.
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Ice Unicorn: The Narwhal Expedition
Research project to assess their populations in Northern Canada; development of a photo-identification method; whale sound recordings.
Narwhal Tusk Discoveries
Field research examining the purpose and function of the narwhal tooth; legends, lore, and international history related to the tusk.
Narwhal: Monodon monoceros
Many videos and photographs with details of classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
National Geographic: Narwhal
Video, sounds, fact sheet, distribution map, and wallpaper image.
An encyclopedic definition of habitat, history and culture; additional resources and pictures.
YouTube: Narwhals in Arctic Bay
Whale watching video of a group of narwhals.
Narwhal tusk riddle solved
Article and diagrams detailing the purpose and anatomy of the tooth, by William J. Broad in the New York Times. (December 13, 2005)
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