Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Cetacea
Family - monodontidae
Genus - Monodon
Species - monoceros
What are their relatives?
The Narwhal is closely related to the whale and the dolphin
Narwhals live in the icy waters of the artic seas. In the winter they live in deep-water beneath the ice in groups of 5-10. In the summer they migrate to shallow grounds where they form larger groups.
What and how does a natwhal eat?
Narwhals are sort of like a vacuum they suck up their food and chew it with their teeth which includes squid, Greenland halibut, shrimp, Arctic cod, rockfish, flounder, and crab.
Narwals are considered very social and are commonly found in pods of 3 to 20 animals. They hunt food in a group and help protect the young.
How does the narwhal move?
A narwhal moves by a combination of steering, and emitting and evaluating sounds. It can move 2-6 miles per hour. Narwhals generally move slowly, but are known to be remarkably quick when chased by predators.
How big is a narwhal?
Who are the predators?
The tusk can grow up to 10 feet long
Only 15% of females have a tusk
The tusk can bend almost a foot without breaking