A side view of the male narwhal
In order for narwhals to communicate through the deep,
icy waters of the arctic ocean, they adapted a much higher range of echo
location which consists of very high clicks, squeals, and whistles... check
the "cool facts" page for more information on this!
Narwhals adapted a very flexible neck in order to scan
the deep waters of the arctic better. This allows the narwhal to capture
Another adaptation that narwhals have is that they are
able to hold their breath for up to twenty minutes in order to dive down
and hide from predators such as orcas, walruses, and polar bears.
Narwhals are also able to survive the cold waters of
the arctic because of their thick layer of blubber that retains heat.
Narwhals do not swim very fast because their flippers
are not very well developed and they lack dorsal fins.