I hope you have enjoyed this odd animal from my striped studio!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Meet Mr. Narwhal!
Meet Mr. Narwhal, the latest odd animal to come from my striped studio. I'm not sure whether I should add water or waves around him, so I decided to scan him and post him as he is now. The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is a medium-sized toothed whale that lives in Canadian Arctic and Greenlandic waters. What appears to be a horn shooting out from his forehead is actually an incisor tooth that projects from the upper left jaw of male narwhals to form a left-handed helix. The tusks can be up to 10 feet long (compared to their body length of 13-16 feet), and male narwhals can weigh up to 3500 pounds.