By: Natalie Garner
Unique animal, only Cetacean known to have long ivory tusk that extends from upper left side of jaw. Ranges from 13-20 ft. in length, and weighs as much as 3,500 lbs!
Hunt for flatfish, cod, shrimp, Gonatus squid, and other prey.
Inhibit Arctic Ocean year round and move from coastal to off shore locations during migration periods.
Stable. Current pop. 25,000-45,000
14-15 gestation period. Nursing 1 1/2- 2 years for healthy development.
Communicate using high pitched clicks, whistles, squeaks, and bangs. Used to inform other whales of information and keep track of pod members.