Virtual Museum of Canada

Page 1

In the depths of the Artic Ocean, a brave young narwhal is helping an old narwhal, distraught since his horn has been robbed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Old narwhal: My horn, my horn! My horn has been stolen! - Narwhal: You can count on me, old narwhal, I'll go to the Atlantic and find it myself!
1 / 16 Next


The narwhal

The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is found in the cold waters of the Arctic. The male narwhal has a tusk, sometimes even two. This tusk is a long twisted tooth measuring up to 3 metres in length. Unlike its male counterpart, the female rarely has this tusk. The narwhal was considered a monster, as they believed that his tusk could pierce the hull of ships.