Elusive narwhal babies spotted gathering at Canadian nursery

The ocean update

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January 6th, 2016. A surprise nursery of one of the world’s most elusive whales has been spotted in photographs taken from planes.

Narwhals, the single-tusked whales of the Arctic that have been dubbed the “unicorns of the sea”, are classified as “near-threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. But protecting these animals is hard, partly because we don’t know how many there are.

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