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.

I hope you have enjoyed this odd animal from my striped studio!

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