Narwhal

  1. The Narwhal’s nickname is “Unicorn of the Sea”. That makes sense.
  2. Only the males have tusks. But it isn’t a horn, it is a tooth growing from the upper jaw!
  3. The main diet of a Narwhal consists of shrimp, squid, and fish.
  4. There are about 45,000-50,000 Narwhals left in the wild.
  5. Narwhals are mostly found in the Atlantic and Russian waters of the Arctic.
  6. They can grow to be 13-16 feet.
  7. Male Narwhals can weigh up to 1.8 tons. Females are slightly smaller.
  8. Their lifespan is around 50 years.
  9. Narwhals can dive up to 5,000 feet in the water.
  10. A group of Narwhals is anywhere from 10-100 individuals.
  11. Females give birth every 3 years. Talk about hard labor!
  12. Their predators are Orcas and Polar Bears.
  13. They are nearly endangered. Poor Narwhals.