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Call it a stretch, but how’s this for inspiration for magical hybrids? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/06/narluga-very-strange-hybrid-whale/592057/ A mystery skull of a peculiar looking whale killed off Greenland in the 1980s has been identified after DNA testing as “narluga,” a narwhal-beluga hybrid. Narwhals have a singe large spiral tooth with two vestigial teeth behind it. Belugas have a large number of small, identical teeth. The mystery skull had a moderate number of medium-sized, varied teeth, some of which grew in spiral patterns. The Inuit hunter, Jens Larsen, who killed the whale and two others like it said the creatures were smooth grey, instead of the white of belugas or the mottled grey of narwhals. Technically a hybrid with a beluga father and narwhal mother should be called a “belwhal,” but the skull has been nicknamed “narluga” for almost thirty years and even scientists agree, it just sounds better.