Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World

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University of Washington Press, 2013 - Nature - 216 pages
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Among all the large whales on Earth, the most unusual and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Narwhals thrive in the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. These elusive whales, whose long tusks were the stuff of medieval European myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely adapted to the Arctic ecosystem and are able to dive below thick sheets of ice to depths of up to 1,500 meters in search of their prey - halibut, cod, and squid.

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User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

I enjoyed the detailed science, history, and personal experiences the author included. This was the first time I have read about narwhals and the book was appropriately lay level and comprehensive. Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Reed - Goodreads

Hard to imagine that anyone could put together enough information on this single subject, but Todd McLeish manages to cover a lot of ground about this fascinating and little known animal. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Todd McLeish is the author of Golden Wings and Hairy Toes: Encounters with New England's Most Imperiled Wildlife and Basking with Humpbacks: Tracking Threatened Marine Life in New England Waters. He lives in Pascoag, Rhode Island.

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