The Narwhal is a whale and is also known as the unicorn of the sea. It is in the family of bottlenose dolphins, orcas, and Belugas (World Wildlife Fund). The scientific name for the Narwhal is Monodon monoceros and it is Greek meaning one-tooth, one-horn. It can grow up to 13-16 feet in length and weighs almost 2 tons (4,000 pounds). The region they are usually located is around the Arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. They are known as unicorns of the sea because they have a tusk, one of their teeth, coming out of the front of the skull. According to the World Wildlife fund (2014), “Males most commonly have tusks, and some may even have two. The tusk, which can grow as long as 10 feet, is actually an enlarged tooth.” The
Unfortunately, they don't have a lot to defend themselves from with the tail being the only thing useful, but luckily, they don't have a lot of predators. The biggest predator is humans actually due to the fact that some people hunt them and that some boaters hit them with their
In contrast to whales, seals and walruses have remained heavily furred marine mammals. There are several differences that make the retention of fur an adaptive trait in seals and walruses. These advantages can be divided into three categories; life aspects, evolutionary descent, diving differences.
Seahorses can not swim very well so it is hard to swim away from predators, but on the other hand seahorses are very small which helps them get away from predators. Seahorses also use their environment to hide and get away from predators.
Like how unicorns are related to horses, narwhals are related to many kinds of whales. Some included are: bottlenose dolphins, belugas, orcas, and harbor porpoises. These narwhals can grow rapidly like most kinds of whales. They can grow from being just five feet in length as a newborn and 17 feet as an adult. Also, newborns weigh from about 175 to 220 pounds. And adults are usually around 2100 pounds. Age differentiation of narwhals has been easy not just because the weight and length, but because of their color. Younger narwhals are more gray while adults are lighter in color. This makes it easy to tell the difference between young and old narwhals. Even though it is easy to tell the difference between narwhals in itself, narwhals are usually not seen too often because they do not come too close to the shore. And they can dive down to 5,000 feet. Though narwhals are interesting, they are threatened by many factors, natural and unnatural
There is an animal in the Arctic Ocean called a Narwhal. There are three of predators for Narwhals. There predators include Killer Whales, Polar Bears, and Walruses. Narwhals can weigh up to 4,200 pounds! Narwhals don’t have a certain color for their whole life, they change colors! When they are born they are blue and gray, Juveniles are black and blue, and adults are mottled gray. Narwhals will eat Greenland halibut, Arctic and polar cod, squid, and shrimp. A Narwhal's tusk is actually an enlarged tooth with 10 million nerve endings inside.
Narwhals are a very ugly color. They’re a pale-blue with spots and babies are brown with no spots. The babies, when they're born, can be 5ft long and weigh 175 to 220 lbs. The males are 13 to 20ft long and weigh 3,500lbs, also the females are 11.5ft and weigh 2,200lbs. Narwhals make dolphin noises; like whistling, clicking, and trilling. They are graceful animals.
Humans eat narwhals. Polar bears, sharks, killer whales and walruses eat them too! Answer #2 by Shabootaqay Orca whales are the narwhals' greatest natural predators. Narwhals avoid the orcas by staying in the cracks between glaciers in the winter. Orca whales are unable to stay there because they are too big to fit, and because they have dorsal fins, which hinder their ability to squeeze through tight spaces. The narwhal has no dorsal fin.
This caused most fish to die, leaving their number one food source mostly dead, as little fish survived these terrible accidents. That is how it began to evolve, it disliked its current state in the ocean and very slowly it grew legs, so it can walk, run, and sprint on land, lungs so it can also breathe on land, better eyesight, because normally sharks have eyes on the side but these eyes moved toward the front so it can have better peripheral vision, an eyebrow bone because its eyes aren't that used to the sun yet so it needs some eye protection since these animals can’t wear sunglasses, claws so it can strike its predator with strong, fierce strikes, and scales so its skin can adapt to the heat of the sun so it can last on land for more than a hour. Its current ecosystem is, one, the top creatures, in the ocean because, the land shark can also go back into the sea, and last, on land it’s a top predator as it can hunt other animals down with its teeth and claws. The lhark’s characteristics are it is an evil creature it you scream and run because it thinks it’s a sign to hunt you down.
There are no other species of narwhal than the narwhal. The scientific name is monodon monoceros. Other names it’s referred to as are the “sea unicorn” and the “unicorn whale”. The “horn” which closely resembles that of a unicorn’s is actually a tusk, is about 2-3 meters long and is typically found on the male narwhal.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in a narwhal’s life? Narwhals are very unusual animals. They only live in the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth. They have a special diet and one very unusual physical characteristic, a spiral tusk!
The walrus’s scientific name is Odobenus Rosmarus, the adults weigh about 4,400 lbs. The adults measure up to 9.4 ft.it is a large flippered marine animal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. The walrus has played a prominent role in the cultures of many indigenous Arctic peoples, who have hunted the walrus for its meat, fat, skin, tusks, and bone. The walrus can live to about 20-30 years old.Grayish-brown that are small are babys.
In Jules Verne 's 20000 Leagues Beneath The Sea, Captain Nemo, who was years ahead of contemporary technology on land, go on adventures with three accidental visitors to an advanced sumbarine called the Nautilus. The main character in 20000 Leagues Beneath The Sea, who is called Professor Pierre Aronnax. He begins his journey by claiming that the creature that is taking over the world 's oceans is a big narwhal, which proves that he is arrogant as it shows that he thinks he knows everything. He gets captured by the Nautilus with two other friends, Ned Land and Conseil. All three were on Commander Farragut 's whaling boat (Now they are not), which was set out to destroy the "giant narwhale. Unfortunately the "narwhale" wasn 't a
Seahorses are very poor swimmers. Although they are marine creatures. They move in an upright position, using their tail to move. They don't swim very fast because of how they move. Seahorses use camouflage they look like fan coral that is how they hide from predators. Seahorses have no teeth so they eat tiny food because they can’t chew. For example, seahorses eat plankton.
The physical forms of nudibranchs can be vastly different but most commonly they grow to between 4-10 cm in length. They have tentacles on their heads known as rhinophores which can detect taste, touch and smell. Their eyes set into their bodies and can only deal with light and dark, they are about a quarter of a millimeter in diameter, and consist of a lens and five photoreceptors.(2) In most species the young form is a veliger larva with a coiled shell which is shed at metamorphosis