1. Female narwhals are attracted to males with the biggest horns – which they use as ‘sexual weapons’  The Irish Sun
  2. For narwhals, the 'unicorn of the seas,' size matters for sexual selection  Phys.org
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When it comes to romance, size really does matter.When it comes to romance, size really does matter.

Study explains what makes “unicorns of the sea” so sexy

The tusks of narwhals have long held people entranced. Enterprising Vikings once sold them as unicorn horns, charging enormous sums. Queen Elizabeth I is said to have bought one for £10,000 — enoughThe tusks of narwhals have long held people entranced. Enterprising Vikings once sold them as unicorn horns, charging enormous sums. Queen Elizabeth I is said to have bought one for £10,000 — enough

Showy peacock feathers, extravagant elk antlers and powerful crayfish claws are just a few examples of the ostentatious animal extremes used to compete for and attract mates, a process called sexual selection.

For narwhals, the 'unicorn of the seas,' size matters for sexual selection

I like big tusks and I cannot lie. You other narwhals can deny.I like big tusks and I cannot lie. You other narwhals can deny.

Big tusks are sexy, if you're a narwhal - CNET

“"Scientists say male narwhals use their unicorn-like tusks for mating rituals and combat with rivals." (which I think we knew). Or to make it sound better (cc @TheSun ) "Female narwhals are attracted to males with the biggest horns – which they use as ‘SEXUAL WEAPONS’" https://t.co/hMzljqykDo”

Chris Berrow on Twitter: ""Scientists say male narwhals use their unicorn-like tusks for mating rituals and combat with rivals." (which I think we knew). Or to make it sound better (cc @TheSun ) "Female narwhals are attracted to males with the biggest horns – which they use as ‘SEXUAL WEAPONS’"… https://t.co/VI3V5sLr6Z"

“We interrupt your regularly scheduled twitter doom and gloom to bring you: Bigger Narwhal tusks are sexier than small Narwhal tusks. Size matters. Ladies leave your tusk stories below. https://t.co/Hk5jz15N19”

jackson ryan 🙏 on Twitter: "We interrupt your regularly scheduled twitter doom and gloom to bring you: Bigger Narwhal tusks are sexier than small Narwhal tusks. Size matters. Ladies leave your tusk stories below. https://t.co/Hk5jz15N19"