Function of “Unicorn” Whale’s 8-foot Tooth Discovered
Harvard School of Dental Medicine researcher Martin Nweeia, DMD, DDS, has answered a marine science question that has eluded the scientific community for hundreds of years: why does the narwhal, or “unicorn,” whale have an 8-foot-long tooth emerging from its head, and what is its function?

I needed a break today, so I though you might enjoy something different. And yes, the unicorn whale is real. The research was funded by Harvard School of Dental Medicine; the National Geographic Society; Sunstar Butler; the Smithsonian Institution Center for Arctic Studies; Astro-Med, Inc.; and Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.

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