Tag: Narwhals

May 7, 2021

Narwhals increasingly exposed to mercury

Narwhal tusks can tell researchers a lot about the marine mammals’ feeding habits and exposure to dangerous chemicals. “They’re kind of like tree rings,” said Jean-Pierre Desforges, a postdoctoral research...

June 9, 2020

Inuit hunting techniques help researchers track narwhal

Inuit harpooners are helping researchers get close enough to narwhals to record their calls and observe their behavior. Narwhals (Monodon Monoceros) are skittish around humans, which makes it difficult for...