Narwhal: A Tusk with a Twist (At Capacity - Stand-by Only)
Narwhal: A Tusk with a Twist (At Capacity - Stand-by Only)
WhenMonday, October 28, 2019, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorNatural History Museum
VenueNatural History Museum
Event LocationGround Floor, Q?rius Theater
CostReservation fee is $5. Please click the "get tickets" link to reserve your seat.
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Related ExhibitionNarwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend, 1st Floor
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible

This program is at capacity. A stand-by list will be available at the door and unclaimed seats will be opened at the program's start time. 

After over a dozen years chasing the elusive and mysterious narwhal in its Arctic habitat, conducting laboratory analysis, and applying a traditional study of Inuit and Greenlandic culture, Martin Nweeia, a dentist in Connecticut, lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and assistant professor at Case School of Dental Medicine, solved one of science's greatest riddles: the function of the narwhal's unicorn-like tusk.

Join us as Nweeia reveals his findings and what we can learn about the evolutionary history of the narwhal and its tooth, and asks us to consider adaptation of northern regions, animals, and peoples in a rapidly warming Arctic.

A Q&A moderated by Bill Fitzhugh, an anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History who directs the Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center, will follow.

Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend, co-edited by Martin Nweeia and Bill Fitzhugh, will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

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