Naujavaaq means ivory gull in Inuktitut.
On a sunny winter day in the northern Arctic, it seems as though only two colors exist: white below and blue above, divided by the horizon. But every once in a while, a softly sculpted form of pure white marble floats overhead, splitting the perfect blue and breaking the stillness with an ice water shriek. It's the world's only all white gull, aptly named the ivory. Pure as it may look, though, like other gulls, the ivory is a scavenger and won't hesitate to lower itself to dine on carrion and, even baser, mammal feces.
Tingley. Used with permission.
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