The Block Island Times

Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World

Island Free Library
Mary Sue Record
Apr 03, 2014
7:00 PM

Natural History writer Todd McLeish will discuss his book, Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World, about narwhals, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Its seven-foot long spiral tusk—which helped to spawn the unicorn myth and which has caused a heated disagreement about its purpose—has created a genuine sense of wonder and mythology about this amazing animal. Todd will discuss the many questions and curiosities that surround the sea unicorn.