Narwhal Research Report

By Kevin Chin


Narwhals live in the Arctic Ocean and since narwhals prefer cold water and the Arctic waters are cold, the Arctic Ocean is a perfect place for a narwhal to live. You might want to know if narwhals migrate, well to answer your question yes, but not the way you think they do. When narwhals migrate, the ice is melting in the area the narwhals are in, so what they do is they actually migrate further north. Yes they move north! As said above narwhals love cold water so they move north to colder water!


Male narwhals look like a whale without a dorsal fin who swallowed a unicorn with a 7-10 foot long horn which is sticking out of the male narwhal's head. The male narwhal's horn has a spiral appearance to it. Female narwhals don't have horns, so if you want to recognize a female narwhal you would have to look for a whale with dark skin and no dorsal fin. All narwhals have a grayish blueish dark colored skin.


Narwhals eat marine animals that live in the Arctic Ocean including fish, squid, and shrimp. Narwhals feast near the seafloor. I think male narwhals hunt big prey by swimming after it then stabbing it with it's long horn then bringing it home for its family and himself to eat. I think narwhals eat smaller prey by swimming after it's prey with it's mouth open then once it's prey is in it's mouth it will clamp down it's mouth to eat the prey.

Food Chain

Polar bears and Eskimos are the only things that hunt narwhals. In the narwhal's food chain, it is number 3. Eskimos hunted narwhals for their meat to eat and their oil, which they used for their oil lamps.

Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts about narwhals: The male narwhal's horn is actually a tusk growing outward. Eskimos killed so much narwhals that there are only about 30,000 narwhals left! Narwhals don't migrate to warmer places because they like colder water.