Skip to comments.Rare saber-tooth whale found dead on Venice Beach in Southern California
Posted on 10/18/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.
The roughly 15-foot-long female Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. A truck hauled away the mammal, which was being examined at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum to determine how it died.
The Stejneger's beaked whale is rarely seen in the wild. The species typically dives deep in subarctic waters to feed on squid and small fish. It is believed to migrate as far south as Northern California, and how the whale ended up so far south will probably remain a mystery.
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Nowhere near as rare as the saber-toothed pug.
“A truck hauled away the mammal...”
Trucks have the ability to up and haul mammals away? What a revelation!
I happen to be surfing the news this morning and CNN had this story.
They blamed it on...hold your breath... GLOBAL WARMING.
its simple enough
the whale was trying to sign up for obamacare
Nuked On Venice Beach
And then he croaked when he saw his new premium rates...
Either that, or the Death Panel got to him first.
That whale blowed up real good. LOL.
a ROVING DEATH PANEL.....
“The website doesnt work but Our Drones Do!!! B.H. Obama October 18 2013
Your perspectives are always intriguing!
Could have been something the fishing fleet accidentally brought home with them that washed up the coast from where it got tossed overboard around San Pedro. The exam results will be interesting.
So it’s a mystery how it wound up so far south?? I suppose it could have swum...or it could have swam....or it could have swimmed...Yes...BIG mystery!!
a cold-water species so far from its habitat might be evidence of global cooling.
She does have nice teeth. Is this a gay test?
I felt so sorry for the poor thing.
Oh—you meant the whale?
Haven’t reached the teeth yet.
I always feel bad for anyone who wanders out of his territory—kind of like getting off and emerging at the wrong subway station.
Yeah, but how did that killer whale end up on the moon?
Exploding whale - Always a classic.
Defective GPS. Wow, big mystery he should have stopped in Northern California and ended up in Southern California.
Probably someone’s pet.
he wanted to be first in line to ride the high speed choo-choo.
LOL! I've had that experience.
I wound up in Spanish Harlem once. Wondering what all those guys were doing hanging out on street corners when they should have been at work. Making funny noises at me.
Exploding whale - Always a classic.
True. .....Wasn’t there also a whale being transported on a flatbed through a city in Japan a few years ago that exploded from the build up of gases? I recall seeing that on the news several times, as it blew chunks everywhere.
the smart train......
ya know....Sacramento could USE a Smart something but a train doesnt quite fit that bill
In 1972, I got on the subway in Leningrad, USSR and got off at the station where I thought my hotel was. Instead, I found myself in a residential area—big Soviet-style apartments with plenty of space in between, supposedly because if they collapsed as the result of a nuclear attack, there would be enough space around them to let vehicles through.
After wandering around and trying to use a pay phone that turned out to be broken, I started back toward the subway when a taxi pulled up and the cabbie asked me if I wanted a ride. I had him take me to my hotel, and the fare was exactly one ruble.
I think someone was watching me—but probably concluded correctly that I was just a lost tourist.
I think your guardian angel was there, too. I’m sure you could have wound up in someplace worse!