Friday, 13 June 2014
DO YOU BELIEVE IN UNICORNS?
No of course not! But what about sea unicorns?
Maybe not but in fact they are kind of true.
WHERE DO THEY LIVE?
The sea unicorn (narwhal) live in icy subzero waters of the Article seas.In fact they do not go far
away from ice.They live in groups of 5-10 most of the time.All narwhals can dive deep into the to around 800 meters but some narwhals can dive 1,500 meters. This makes them one of the deepest diving sea mammals.
WHAT DO NARWHALS LIKE TO EAT?
Usually narwhals eat Artic fish,Artic cod,shrimp and squid.
Sometimes even small other sea animals.
Narwhals have similar skin to beluga whales.
They have black and white mottled skin," appearing to resemble the bodies of drowned
soldier's" and we can not forget their tooth is usually twisted or spiralled around.
Some narwhals have two tusks.Some narwhals have no tooth at all !
HOW DO THEY BREED?
Female start bearing calves between 6 to 8 years old adult narwhals mate in April or May
and they are pregnant for 14 months,Their calves are born between June and August.
You may think these weird looking animals have no enemies
but you would be wrong!
Their biggest enemies are Orca whales.
The Orca and narwhals hide under packed ice in
winters to keep away from polar bears,killers whales,walrus
and even sometimes humans.
Now I hope you believe in sea unicorns.The narwhal may be pretty
weird but really the only thing I want to tell you is that
we need to try and protect them because they are really harmless
animals.After reading this I hope you start believe in the truth
and protect them by looking after the enviroment they live in.
Posted by Unknown at 12:35