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Narwhal whales( Monodon monocerosare )best known for their long unicorn like tusk, which is actually a tooth! If you see a narwhal whale with a long tooth you know it's a male, since female narwhals have a much smaller tooth. Scientists are not sure what function, the long tooth serves but it may be used as a weapon, mating, to establish dominance or for channeling solar pulses. I don't think any of my teeth have those abilities! The narwhal is also known as the unicorn of the sea. The narwhal is found predominantly in the Atlantic and Russian areas of the Arctic Ocean.
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Unformatted text preview: Individuals are commonly recorded in the northern part of Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, Baffin Bay; off the east coast of Greenland Some medieval Europeans believed narwhal tusks to be the horns from the legendary unicorn. As these horns were considered to have magic powers, such as the ability to cure poison and melancholia, Vikings and other northern traders were able to sell them for many times their weight in gold....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course SCIN 136 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '11 term at American Public University.

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