Narwhal Facts

Hi kids! I’m Spike, the narwhal. I belong to a species of toothed whales that live in the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean. You’ll probably recognize me by my long, straight tusk. Many people call this a horn, but it’s actually a really (really!) long tooth—it can grow up to 10 feet long! It’s made of ivory and grows through a hole in my lip.

I eat fish, shrimp, and squid. Sometimes I’ll dive over 5,000 feet to hunt for dinner. My favorite place to hunt is with my friends and family in the open water between ice floes. But I have to be careful. The ice could close in at any moment and trap me. I also have to lookout for hungry polar bears, walruses, and killer whales. There are lots of dangers in the Arctic, but God has designed me to live here. I have thick blubber that protects me from the cold, and because I don’t have a dorsal (back) fin, I can easily swim under the ice floes to hunt or escape a hungry predator.

Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Monodontidae
Genus/Species: Monodon Monoceros
Size: 13–20 ft
Weight: 1.5 tons (3,000 lbs)
Diet: Fish, shrimp, and squid
Habitat: In the Arctic Ocean around the coast of Canada, Greenland, Norway, Alaska, and Russia


“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24).

Apologetics Focus

The sea ice I live under is constantly changing, but God’s Word doesn’t change. It’s the “bedrock base” (solid rock) for our lives. Science, history, and fulfilled prophecy confirm that the Bible is true from the very beginning.

  • Science: Psalm 8:8 mentions the “paths of the sea.” Matthew Maury, a Christian who loved God’s Word and decided to find these “paths of the sea,” discovered and mapped ocean currents.
  • History: The Bible says the walls of Jericho fell down, and archaeologists digging in Jericho found the walls in a heap.
  • Prophecy: Because it comes from God, only the Bible can accurately record future events before they happen. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, God’s prophet Micah said Jesus would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)—and He was!

We can trust everything the Bible says about science, history, and prophecy, so we can trust what it says about God and how we can live for Him.

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