Narwhals are medium to large whales with a long, straight over-shot or "tusk" from their left upper jaw and one in their right. They feed primarily on squid and small fish by stabbing them with their tusks, which are up to a meter long.
Narwhals have a single blowhole located in the center of their forehead that they use to breathe when they dive at high speeds. The males usually live alone, while females generally live with one or two other female narwhals.
There is more to learn about the Narwhal, and the information below will be helpful:
Characteristics of the Narwhal
- The Narwhal is usually between 4 and 5 meters long but can reach up to 5.5 meters.
- Narwhals weigh around 2 tons when they are fully grown.
- Adult males have long, straight tusks that protrude from their upper jaw, while females have small ones that are not visible externally.
- Their teeth are flat and pointed, which is ideal for eating squid and fish.
Interesting Facts about the Narwhal
- The tusk that the Narwhal has is a reasonably large tooth.
- The tusk is made of ivory and can be found on males and females alike, but male narwhals' tusks are larger than those of female narwhals.
- Narwhals suck prey into their mouth and swallow them wholly