DNA Testing Solves The Case Of The Unknown Skull In Denmark Museum The skull, which came from Greenland, looked like a narwhal, those whales with unicorn tusks but it had bizarre teeth. DNA tests show the animal's mother was a narwhal, the father a tuskless beluga.
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DNA Testing Solves The Case Of The Unknown Skull In Denmark Museum

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DNA Testing Solves The Case Of The Unknown Skull In Denmark Museum

DNA Testing Solves The Case Of The Unknown Skull In Denmark Museum

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The skull, which came from Greenland, looked like a narwhal, those whales with unicorn tusks but it had bizarre teeth. DNA tests show the animal's mother was a narwhal, the father a tuskless beluga.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. For the past 30 years, a bizarre-looking skull has been sitting inside the Natural History Museum of Denmark. No one knew much about it besides that it came from Greenland and looked like a narwhal - those whales with unicorn tusks. But it had these really bizarre teeth. New DNA testing has now solved the case. The animal's mother was a narwhal, the father a tuskless beluga, making their offspring a narluga. Scientists say it's a bizarre hybrid, but love is strange and wondrous.

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