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December 16, 2005

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PAMELA TINGLEY

I WONDERED IF THEY TRAVEL IN PODS AND IF SO COULD IT BE POSSIBLE THAT THE NARWHALS WITH TUSKS COULD POSSIBLY BE THE LEADERS OF THESE PODS SINCE THEY HAVE THESE "SENSORS" IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE A STUDY ON THEM TO SEE IF THEY SEEM TO FOLLOW THE ONE WITH THE TUSK.ALSO NARWHALS SWIM 10 FEET FROM MY HOME SO I GOT TO SEE SOME TUSKS-TO WHICH ARE HOLLOW-COULD ACT AS THE HEARING FOR THE POD OR PERHAPS THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE SET OF EARS FOR THE POD. PAMELA,NUNAVUT

meh

They are to break through the ice!!

no name

it would not make sense to use it to break through the ice because the tusk is a tooth with nerves. it would hurt alot. it would be like banging your tooth on something really hard.

Jamie

I thought narwhals have tusk so that when they come back up to the surface of the water thay can break through any ice sheets above them.

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