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Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World (Samuel and by Todd McLeish

By Todd McLeish

Among the entire huge whales on the earth, the main strange and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale in the world and the single so much threatened by way of international warming. Narwhals thrive within the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. those elusive whales, whose lengthy tusks have been the stuff of medieval eu myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely tailored to the Arctic surroundings and may be able to dive lower than thick sheets of ice to depths of as much as 1,500 meters looking for their prey-halibut, cod, and squid.

Join Todd McLeish as he travels excessive above the Arctic circle to meet:

Teams of clinical researchers learning the narwhal's existence cycle and the mysteries of its tusk

Inuit storytellers and hunters

Animals that percentage the narwhals' habitat: walruses, polar bears, bowhead and beluga whales, ivory gulls, and varieties of seals

McLeish consults logbooks saved by means of whalers and explorers and interviews folklorists and historians to tease out the connection among the genuine narwhal and the legendary unicorn. In Colorado, he visits climatologists learning alterations within the seasonal cycles of the Arctic ice. From a background of the alternate in narwhal tusks to descriptions of narwhals' vocalizations as heard via hydrophones, Narwhals finds the wonder and thrill of the narwhal and its habitat, and the danger it faces from a quickly altering world.

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