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Narwhal, the unicorn of the sea


The narwhal, scientific name Monodon monoceros, is a very curious cetacean species, because males have a horn like unicorns of mythology . They live in the Arctic and the North Atlantic Ocean. They feed on crustaceans and fish.

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Horn of males is the left tusk of his upper jaw and can grow up to 2m long and weigh up to 10 kg. A one in 500 males also grow them right tusk, leading to a characteristic double horn. Have a role in mating rituals and hierarchy. Like almost any animal, they are threatened by hunting and human action.

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