Why is it nicknamed the unicorn of the sea? What other whales live in the arctic? How do they survive the cold? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about narwhals and other whales.
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Track the facts about the unicorn of the sea--the narwhal--and its closest relatives! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #33: Narwhal on a Sunny Night, they had lots of questions. What is a narwhal? Why is it nicknamed the unicorn of the sea? What other whales live in the arctic? How do they survive the cold? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about narwhals and other whales. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #33: Narwhal on a Sunny Night, they had lots of questions.
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #33: Narwhal on a Sunny Night, they had lots of questions. What is a narwhal? Why is it nicknamed the unicorn of the sea? What other whales live in the arctic? How do they survive
Author: Canada. Advisory Committee on Northern DevelopmentPublish On: 1973
More than 5,000 archaeological different bird species , ecology of muskoxen
objects have been mapped on a scale of 1 : 5 ... Biology : Marine , White Whales
and Narwhals , Lancaster Sound Investigator : D.E. Sergeant , Environment
Author: Canada. Advisory Committee on Northern Development
Pilot whales are intermediate in body size between narwhals / belugas and
sperm whales / bottlenose whales . ... Our study suggests that pilot whales either
have lower dive capabilities than other similarly - sized odontocetes or , more
... them: the trade in narwhal products, including ivory, and river-dolphin
conservation. Seemingly unrelated topics — one an oceanic whale, the other a
freshwater cetacean, one an Arctic mammal, the other a tropical mammal, one
Author: International Whaling CommissionPublish On: 1991
... WHITE WHALES AND NARWHALS Appendix 12 RESOLUTION ON THE
KILLING OF PILOT WHALES ( Globicephala ... and with other white whale and narwhal range states to conduct research on white whales and narwhals
Author: International Whaling CommissionPublish On: 1990
Table 1 Catch of minke and fin whales in Greenland in 1989 ( source : Greenland
Home Rule , Department of Fisheries and Industry ) ... The diet consists during
summer mainly of capelin ( Mallotus villosus ) , but other fish species , squids and
crustaceans were also found . ... A video - film study of narwhal surfacing
activities has been carried out by GERI and GFRI as part of the preparational
work in ...
All the dolphins and porpoises blow like the other whales , suckle their young on
milk , and are just as devoted mothers . Apart from the common dolphin two
others are well known , the narwhal and the killer whale . The narwhal frequents
Author: John Crompton
Publisher: Lyons Press
Tells how the sea evolved, examines a variety of sea creatures, and explains the relationship between the sea and the land
Like other whales , most of its musculature is devoted to propulsion with power
delivered to the twin flukes . Forelimbs are used ... She narwhal , an arctic
inhabitant , is unique among whales for its spiraled tusk . This strange ,
overgrown tooth ...
Guano and other materials are obtained by whale ; but , like other right whales , it
avoids the tropics . grinding the dried ... Ivory is obtained from the tusk of Japan ,
may be a distinct species . the narwhal and from the teeth of the sperm whale .
Regulatory Framework Domestic Trade A notification issued by JFA in June 1990
recommends that baleen whales and ... JFA issued a separate notice on October
1998 requesting cooperation in collecting tissue samples for DNA profiling , from
minke and other whales taken incidentally ... However , CITES Appendix II - listed
species such as Narwhals Monodon monoceros and White Whales ( Beluga ) ...
The species of interest to the IWC discussed were : harbour porpoises ; narwhals
; white whales ; minke and fin ... from the North Atlantic sightings surveys ( NASS
) and other surveys , an analysis of the distribution and abundance of common ...
Below : The head of a White Whale , or Beluga , is much more manoeuvrable
than that of most other whales . small shrimp - like ... Other members of the
toothed whales are the extraordinary Narwhal – the unicorn of the seas – with a
long tusk ...
Author: Ray Gambell
Publisher: Bdd Promotional Book Company
Describes different species of whales, discusses their life cycle, characteristics and behavior, and looks at conservation efforts.
As long as the hole is big , narwhal come up in their usual rolling motion , breathe
, and dive again . But their ... But in the winter of 1966-1967 , about 200 white whale were trapped in a savssat off Ellesmere Island . ... An Eskimo had seen
them just a week earlier , still jostling each other in a hole now less than a yard
across and nearly entirely covered with a cupola of ice formed by their frozen
This “ ' unicorn of the sea ' ' uses its long tusk or left incisor tooth , which grows
outward in a counterclockwise spiral , to battle other narwhals . ... And after they
beat the other whale out of its wits , they force its mouth open , then tear its
tongue to shreds . " Thus an old whaling captain recalled the primal conflict of the
ocean giants — the attack of a school of killer whales on their huge , placid
cousin whales ...
Author: Robert Hendrickson
Publisher: Main Street Books
Articles discuss the ocean's plants and animals, sea monsters, superstitions, navigation, great voyages, famous ships, pirates, naval warfare, and shipwrecks
The main hunting technique is for one or two boats to drive a pod of whales into a
shallow bay and , while one boat keeps the animals from escaping , the other
tracks and shoots individual narwhal , Heavy caliber rifles are used in such hunts
Introduction The narwhal ( Monodon monoceros ) is one of the two monospecific
representatives of the family Monodontidae , superfamily Delphinoidea ,
suborder Odontoceti , the toothed whales . The other representative is the white whale or ...
Transfer is not such a problem for the other major parasite found on the outside of whales : lice . ... Cyamus monodontis lives on narwhals Monodon monoceros
and belugas Delphinapterus leucas , which often swim side by side in Arctic ...
And, unlike other whales, belugas can rotate their heads to look at objects behind
and below them, giving an observer on a ... The masters of the Champlain Sea
were belugas, baleen whales, seals, narwhals and walruses, whose skeletons ...
Killer whales often swallow seals and may kill fish and other whales which are
larger than themselves . There are nearly twenty genera of porpoises and
dolphins . They hunt in schools and destroy great numbers of fish . The narwhal
is a ...