• First beluga-narwhal hybrid identified

    Skull stored in museum provides evidence of whale interbreeding.

    Skull of (a) narwhal, (b) the hybrid analysed in the study, and (c) beluga.Mikkel Høegh Post, Natural History Muse...

    Marine life June 20, 2019
  • ‘Unicorn’ whales doing well

    That’s despite poor genetic diversity.

    Narwhals, the one-horned “unicorns” of the Arctic Sea, have surprisingly low genetic diversity for such a thriving po...

    Marine life May 1, 2019
  • Narwhals wield sonic 'spotlight'

    How susceptible they may be with humans’ inevitable intrusion.

    A narwhal (Monodon monoceros) from below. New recordings show its sonar clicks are highly directional. Credit: Dave F...

    Biology November 9, 2016
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