Narwhal Whale

Common Name: Narwhal Whale
Scientific Name: Megachasma pelagios

Narwhal Whale : Description

The Narwhal Whale is an odontocete or toothed whale, but is different from all other toothed whales in that it has no teeth in its mouth.It is more likely that male narwhals use the tusk to determine social rank, similar to the antlers of a stag. Narwhals have not been observed using their tusk for fighting or other aggressive behavior. Male narwhals can reach a length of 5 meters and weigh up to 1,800 kg. Females are somewhat smaller, reaching a length of 4 meters and 1,000 kg.

Narwhal Whale : Habitat

Narwhals have a black and white mottled skin pattern and are white underneath.It have predictable migration patterns and are creatures of habit.

Narwhal Whale : Region Found

During the summertime in the northern Canadian high Arctic bays and fjords, male narwhals can be seen carefully crossing their tusks as though sword fighting and making a strange, sad whistle.

Narwhal Whale : Special Features

ncredible amount of time at a depth where the pressure can exceed 2200 PSI (150atmospheres) and life exists in complete darkness.

Remarkably deep dives above 800meter.