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      Narwhal: A Tusk with a Twist in Washington

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      January 14, 2019

      Monday   6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

      10th Street & Constitution Ave, NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20013

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      Narwhal: A Tusk with a Twist

      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 and 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.

      Cost: Free - Free registration is required

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