The Narwhal By: Grant Hall,Makenna Hunziker, Madison Meade
Introduction• Monodon monoceros - Scientific Name• Significance of the Tusk• Physical Characteristics• Geograph...
The Tusk• “‘The Unicorn of the Sea... The narwhals long spirally tusk earned it that title because it has the appe...
Historical Significance of The Tooth• “So prized was the fabled tooth of the unicorn that Queen Elizabeth ...
Whaling of the Narwhal• “People love to hunt the Narwhal and have done so for thousands of years. The meat from it...
The unknown Narwhal• “The Narwhal (meaning "corpse whale" in Old Norse) is a rarely seen Arctic whale” (Enchant...
Groups of Narwhals• “Narwhals are usually found in groups of 15 to 20, but herds of several thousand have been seen” ...
The size of the narwhal• “Narwhals can grow to be about 16 feet (4.9 m) long (not counting the tooth), and weigh abou...
Narwhals: Where Do They Live?• “Narwhals are predominantly found in the Atlantic and Russian and Canadian...
How is the Narwhal Important?• “The narwhal hunt is an important part of cultural identity and communit...
Are the Narwhals Adapted?• “The strange-looking narwhal is uniquely suited to life in the Arctic” (Earthjustice 20...
Conclusion• The narwhals are a very unknown creature living in the Arctic Ocean.• Many hunters depend on meat...
ReflectionsMadison, MadisonI love how open you wer...
Work Citied"Basic Facts About Narwhals." Narwhal. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012.BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Clic...
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  • 1. The Narwhal By: Grant Hall,Makenna Hunziker, Madison Meade
  • 2. Introduction• Monodon monoceros - Scientific Name• Significance of the Tusk• Physical Characteristics• Geographic Relevance and Importance Grant Hall
  • 3. The Tusk• “‘The Unicorn of the Sea... The narwhals long spirally tusk earned it that title because it has the appearance of the legendary unicorn” (Arctic Animals 1998).• “The narwhal whale is unique among the whale species and has a long ivory tusk ... which measures 7 – 10 feet in length” (Whale Facts 2012).• This ivory tusk is the key characteristic of the narwhal and is larger than the average human. The narwhal is also often referenced to as “The Unicorn of the Sea” due to it having that same type of horn as a unicorn.  Often this similarity leads to the narwhal being categorized with the mythical unicorn. Grant Hall
  • 4. Historical Significance of The Tooth• “So prized was the fabled tooth of the unicorn that Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century paid 10,000 pounds for one, equivalent to the cost of an entire castle. The tooth is revered by many cultures around the world. In Japan, two crossed narwhal teeth adorn the entrance to the Korninkaku Palace. In Denmark multiple teeth comprise the frame. The royal scepter in England is made from the rare tusk” (Narwhal Tusk Discoveries 2000-2007).• The narwhal’s tusk has been a prized historical element in many different cultures. Grant Hall
  • 5. Whaling of the Narwhal• “People love to hunt the Narwhal and have done so for thousands of years. The meat from it is said to be among the best when it comes to whales. Therefore such meat can be sold for a higher price than other types of it. The ivory found on it has also lead to it being one that is often involved in Whaling activities” (Whale World 2009).• The narwhal may be rare but it is definitely the center of attention for whalers. It is the ideal catch. Grant Hall
  • 6. The unknown Narwhal• “The Narwhal (meaning "corpse whale" in Old Norse) is a rarely seen Arctic whale” (EnchantedLearning 1996- 2012).• There skin looks very rotted and old, which is where the name Narwhal, meaning “corpse” or “dead” comes from. Madison Meade
  • 7. Groups of Narwhals• “Narwhals are usually found in groups of 15 to 20, but herds of several thousand have been seen” (Encyclopedia Britannica 2012).• The narwhals do not like to be alone and for the most part stay with at least 10 other narwhal friends. Madison Meade
  • 8. The size of the narwhal• “Narwhals can grow to be about 16 feet (4.9 m) long (not counting the tooth), and weigh about 1.8 tons (1.6 tones). Females are slightly smaller” (EnchantedLearning 1996-2010).• The size of both males and females is much longer with the tooth. The tooth of a narwhal can grow to be up to 10 feet long. Madison Meade
  • 9. Narwhals: Where Do They Live?• “Narwhals are predominantly found in the Atlantic and Russian and Canadian areas of the Arctic(The Jungle Store 2012).”• The narwhals are adapted efficiently to the frigid waters of the Arctic when they are seen they are found near Russia and Canada. Makenna Hunziker
  • 10. How is the Narwhal Important?• “The narwhal hunt is an important part of cultural identity and communities look forward to the arrival of the narwhal hunting season all year (Kristin L. Laidre ND).”• The narwhals are a very important part of the Inuit Tribe, and their food source. They wait all year just to hunt the narwhals. Makenna Hunziker
  • 11. Are the Narwhals Adapted?• “The strange-looking narwhal is uniquely suited to life in the Arctic” (Earthjustice 2012).• They oddly enjoy the cold waters and the frigid ice. Makenna Hunziker
  • 12. Conclusion• The narwhals are a very unknown creature living in the Arctic Ocean.• Many hunters depend on meat from narwhals every year.• Their long spiraled tusk makes the narwhal very unique and special. Madison Meade
  • 13. ReflectionsMadison, MadisonI love how open you were to taking on Makenna, I really think you did anthe characteristics paragraph. It was a I love how open you were to taking on amazing job findinglot hard facts and you made it flow parts of the project. You didn’t care interesting facts about theextremely well. Good job! specifically what you were doing, you narwhals, and your slides just knew you wanted to help and looked very clean and classy! Grant make it look good, and you did! Thanks! Makenna GrantGrant,Good job organizing the Grant,project and keeping us all Makenna, I really loved how youon track.  You did an You did an awesome job research kept us on task and veryawesome job on your of where the narwhals have lived organized in the Googleresearch too! Good job! and the history of them.  You did Doc with the folder you Madison a great job!Madison made! Makenna
  • 14. Work Citied"Basic Facts About Narwhals." Narwhal. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012.BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Click Here To Play: Narwhals: The Northern Wonder." Narwhals: The Northern Wonder. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Earthjustice: Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer." Earthjustice. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."How Narwhals Work." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Kristin L. Laidre." Narwhal FAQ. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal Facts." Whale Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal (mammal)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."NARWHAL." NARWHAL. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal." Narwhal. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal Tusk Discoveries." Narwhal Tusk Discoveries. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal Whale." Narwhal Whale. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012."Narwhal." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2012. Makenna Hunziker

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