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Notes on Narwhal Tusks

This narwhal tusk is from the 2016 season.

It has a section near the base of the tusk that is pitted. It looks like this whale had cavities.

Length: 198 cm, 78”, 6.5’
Width at middle: 4.5 cm, 1.8”
Width at base: 3 cm, 1.2”
Circumference at base:  18 cm, 7.1”
Weight: 6 kg, 13.2 lbs.

Order Code: CR-156-G2125

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See a close up of the cavity and another of the base

This is a rare narwhal double tusk, i.e. two tusks from the same narwhal.  All narwhal have two teeth.  In males, one extends beyond the skin and becomes the long tusk narwhal are famous for.  The other tusk rarely penetrates the skin and grows.  When it does, this becomes a rare double-tusk narwhal.

 

   

   

All narwhal have two teeth.  In males, one extends beyond the skin and becomes the long tusk narwhal are famous for.  The other tusk rarely penetrates the skin and grows.  Here are some embedded teeth that we have sold in the past.  According to CITES Canada and Fisheries & Oceans, tusks that have not penetrated the skin are considered to be embedded teeth and not tusks.

  

See a size comparison to a soda can: left tooth and right tooth.