Narwhals Don't Really Have Horns

Narwhals Don't Really Have Horns

It's unclear as to why narwhals have a giant, protruding tooth. Some suggest it's a sensory organ that helps with navigation and hunting. This tusk of the male narwhal can grow as long as 2.6 meters (8.5 feet).


Key Facts In This Video

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    Narwhal means "corpse whale." (0:16)

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    The Narwhal's signature "horn" is actually a tooth. (1:31)

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    Climate change is one of the biggest threats to the Narwhal's existence. (2:57)

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