The narwhal features on my alphabet of strange animals. The reason behind its strange twirling horn (actually one of its teeth) has been long debated but new footage by the WWF show narwhals tapping at fish with them. See the footage here.
Ever heard of a vaquita? Neither had I.
They are tiny, possibly our smallest cetacean. They were our second most endangered dolphin until the baiji were written off as extinct. Now they are THE rarest and on the verge of being lost for ever.
On the latest count there are only 30 left. I can paint all the vaquita that are on this planet and that blows my mind.
Gill nets are the biggest known culprits and hopefully if the Mexican government will halt the use of these nets the vaquita may have a chance.