Subject: Narwhals

Michael Williamson (pita@whale.simmons.edu)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 09:27:22 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 15:23:15 -0500 (EST)
From: Kim Marshall <kim@Whale.Org>
To: Northampton Middle School <nhms@esva.net>
Cc: Pita@www1.wheelock.edu
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Hello, the Narwhal is located in the Canadian Arctic off Baffin Island.
The long tusks are believed to function like antlers of a deer.  The animal
with the largest tusk might scare away males with smaller tusks during
mating seasons.  Narwhals are closely related to Beluga whales and can
produce many sounds and it is believed that they use echolocation clicks
like dolphins.  There are about 25-5000 Narwhals left and about 1000 a year
are hunted.

Thank you for your great question - Kim Marshall