Translation of narwhal in Spanish:


narval, n.


Pronunciation /ˈnɑrˌ(h)wɑl//ˈnɑːw(ə)l/


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    narval masculine
    • Dolphins and porpoises are examples of odontocetes, as are belugas, narwhals, killer whales, sperm whales, and beaked whales.
    • Furthermore, unlike the curved teeth of elephants and warthogs, the narwhal tooth is nature's only straight tusk.
    • The tusk of narwhals is found only in males; the teeth of females remain imbedded in their jaws.
    • For centuries observers have been fascinated and mystified by the majestic spiral tusk grown by the small Arctic whale known as the narwhal.
    • Polar bears are seagoing hunters that roam vast areas of the Arctic, pursuing a movable feast of seals, narwhals, beluga whales, and walruses.
    • The exhibit, showcasing such images as kayaks, walruses, seals and narwhal, reflects the close relationship between Inuit and water.
    • A great white shark with a narwhal horn and legs seems to be attacking the glass.
    • The tusk of whale or narwhal is spirally curved, and can measure up to 2.5 m in length.
    • The fjords around Ammassalik Island are brimming with narwhals, seals, ermine, arctic wolves and dozens of other cold-comfort creatures.
    • Occasionally they even pluck a walrus, beluga whale, or narwhal from the watery depths below the pack ice.
    • The narwhal is a smaller whale that lives most of its life north of the Arctic Circle.
    • In fact it was a narwhal tusk, or possibly rhinoceros horn.
    • ‘The extraordinary tusk of the narwhal has fascinated and puzzled scientists for hundreds of years,’ according to the expedition's Web site.
    • Strictly speaking, the term should be applied only to the tusks of elephants, although a wider definition includes the teeth of the hippo, narwhal whale and the walrus.
    • Aquatic mammals that live in the waters off the coast include walrus, ringed seals, bearded seals, beluga, narwhal, and various other whales.
    • The Antarctic lacks small resident toothed whales like the beluga and the narwhal of the Arctic.
    • A dive was defined as submergence below 8 m, and the surface was defined as above 9 m, following sampling schemes also used for narwhals and belugas.
    • This learned history of the Far North probes the lives of narwhals, belugas, polar bears, humans, and other life forms that have eked out a living in this dazzling, difficult land.
    • His narwhal tusks stand in the attic near a loose pile of taxidermic heads.
    • The tusked narwhal, white beluga whales and elusive bowhead whale all live off the northern part of this island.