Narwhals consume fish, squid, shrimp, Greenland halibut, cod, rockfish, flounder, and crab.They primarily feed near the sea floor deep under the ice of the Arctic. Narwhals only have two vestigial teeth; the male narwhal tusk is thought to play little to no role in feeding because males and tuskless females consume the same diet.
The reproductive process of Narwhals is a very fascinating one. The gestation period is generally between ten and sixteen months. Calves, also known as baby narwhals, are brown and have no spots but as they mature in age their colors change to become blue-gray with white spots; the calves are nursed for four months after birth. The birthing interval for narwhals is about three years (the annual population birth rate is 0.07).
With regards to courting, males often times joust their tusks to court the females. The female narwhal reaches sexual maturity about about age 6 while the male at about 9.
Narwhals have had many transitional forms; they originated from a specie that originally walked on land. Narwhals are related to other marine life such as dolphins, orcas, and belugas.
Scientific Name: Monodon Monoceros
Narwhals can be between four and vie meters in length; their tusks alone, a trait unique to males, is on average three meters long. Like other marine mammals, narwhals have flukes and fins for locomotion. They also seem to lack a dorsal fine. Most likely, this evolutionary adaptation is probably due to the ice habitat they live in.