Trivia question for Jan-12-2011
Today’s question is compliments of Olivia, so here goes:
Can you name this odd looking sea creature and answer the question below?
The odd looking appendage on this animals is a:
And for a bonus, tell us what the appendage is primarily used for.
That’s it for today.
Congratulations to Dianne and Gina for both getting the correct answers in to us first. This is a Narwhal and the strange looking appendage is actually a Tooth (also know as a Tusk). The males are the ones who usually sport these long teeth and typically they only have one (although 1 in 500 have two of these tusks). The tooth usually grows out on the left side of their mouth and it is expected that the tusks are used as a secondary sexual characteristic, similar to the mane of a lion or the tail feathers of a peacock.
Here is more information about these guys: Narwhal
Thanks for playing along 😉