This explains what narwhals are and what they look like.
Narwhal pronounced “Nahr hwal” is a toothed whale that lives in the Arctic seas. It is often referred to “Sea Unicorn” because the whale has a long, spiral, twisted ivory tusk growing out of the left side of it head. The narwhal uses this tusk to break holes in thin ice so that it can get air. Some narwhals have two tusks growing out from two teeth in the upper jaw.
An old narwhal is between fifteen and twenty feet long. The tusk is six to ten feet long and is hollow almost to the point. The narwhal body is dark gray above and white beneath, with darker patches on the sides. The head is short and rounded and there is no dorsal or back fin.
Narwhals feed on fish, cuttlefish and shrimps. They usually travel in herds. The people of Greenland use narwhals and seals as their main food supply and capture narwhals is an important event in their lives. They make oil from the blubber which often weighs almost half a ton. They make the ivory and skin into tools and other useful artifacts and other items. Narwhal’s ivory is very white and almost as brittle as glass.
Male narwhals look like most other whales but they have the long hollow tusks growing from there left side of their heads.
The Narwhals belong to the family “Delphinoidea”. It has been given the name Monodon Monoceros. The Monodon Monoceros means one tooth unicorn
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