In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- 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.
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