Chasing The Arctic Unicorn
When the hunters throw their harpoons to tag narwhals, they have to hit a spot on the animal's back that will come up out of the water when it breathes, so the tag can communicate with a polar orbiting satellite.
August 16, 2009 Nell Greenfieldboyce describes her travels to Greenland to report on narwhals — whales with a long, spiral unicorn horn. In the tiny town on a remote fjord, during the 24-hours of sunlight season, she writes: "Life seemed to slow down. I did not want to leave."