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Summer and fall movements of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from northeastern Baffin Island towards northern Davis Strait.
In the eastern Arctic less progress has been made toward co-management for narwhal (Monodon monoceros) partly because of a failure to involve fully the Inuit hunters .
Climate change and terrestrial wildlife management in the Canadian North 2009
Beluga Delphinapterus leucas (VU) and narwal Monodon monoceros visit Disko Bugt in autumn and winter.
It shares with the southern parks abundant marine life: Kamchatka crab Paralithodes camtschatica, sea otter (900 animals), sea lion Eumetopias jubatus (EN, 800 breeding animals), Kuril seal Phoca vitulina stejnegeri (500), spotted P. largha and ringed seals P. hispida ochotensis, Risso's dolphin grampus griseus, narwhal Monodon monoceros and walrus Odobenus rosmarus divergens.
On Joshua's money, on one side, an ox; on the other, a monoceros.
From the Talmud and Hebraica 1602-1675 1979
In the Septuagint, the Hebrew word _reêm_ was translated _monoceros_ in the Greek text.
Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery Robert Means Lawrence
Ocean, the two most interesting of which are the gigantic sperm whales (_Physeter macrocephalus_), and the curious narwhal or sea unicorn (_Monodon monoceros_).
Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert Armitage Sterndale 1870
There is a species of Termes in Ceylon (_T. monoceros_), which always builds its nest in the hollow of an old tree; and, unlike the others, carries on its labours without the secrecy and protection of a covered way.
Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon James Emerson Tennent 1836
The only real _Monoceros_, or one horned animal, known to naturalists, is the rhinoceros monoceros, or one-horned rhinoceros, which bears its horn on the nose, a little way above the muzzle, not on the forehead.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07 Robert Kerr 1784
③ Monodon monoceros: The narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale that lives year-round in the Arctic.
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"... the Unicorn, in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated under Canis Minor, and formed by Hevelius out of the Stellae Informes, or those which were not comprised within the outlines of any of the others. In Hevelius's catalogue this constellation contains 19 stars; but in the Britannic catalogue 31."
—Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 281
October 13, 2008