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Rare saber-tooth whale found dead on Venice Beach in Southern California
Fox News ^ | 10/18/2013 | AP

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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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dead; sabertooth; venicebeach; whale
Lost.
1 posted on 10/18/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 10/18/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Nowhere near as rare as the saber-toothed pug.

3 posted on 10/18/2013 11:39:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Silentgypsy

“A truck hauled away the mammal...”

Trucks have the ability to up and haul mammals away? What a revelation!


4 posted on 10/18/2013 11:39:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I happen to be surfing the news this morning and CNN had this story.

They blamed it on...hold your breath... GLOBAL WARMING.

Pathetic


5 posted on 10/18/2013 11:41:00 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Silentgypsy

its simple enough

the whale was trying to sign up for obamacare


6 posted on 10/18/2013 11:44:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

7 posted on 10/18/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Nuked On Venice Beach

Great Movie!


8 posted on 10/18/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey
its simple enough the whale was trying to sign up for obamacare

And then he croaked when he saw his new premium rates...
Either that, or the Death Panel got to him first.

9 posted on 10/18/2013 11:47:29 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: dfwgator

That whale blowed up real good. LOL.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 11:48:55 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: El Cid

a ROVING DEATH PANEL.....

“The website doesnt work but Our Drones Do!!! B.H. Obama • October 18 2013


11 posted on 10/18/2013 11:51:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Your perspectives are always intriguing!


12 posted on 10/18/2013 12:00:10 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: Silentgypsy

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.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 12:01:25 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Silentgypsy

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!!


14 posted on 10/18/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Silentgypsy
Look at the teeth on that one!


15 posted on 10/18/2013 12:06:55 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Silentgypsy

a cold-water species so far from its habitat might be evidence of global cooling.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: null and void

She does have nice teeth. Is this a gay test?


17 posted on 10/18/2013 12:13:10 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: null and void

What whale?


18 posted on 10/18/2013 12:15:26 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: null and void

I felt so sorry for the poor thing.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: martin_fierro

Awwwww....


20 posted on 10/18/2013 12:22:58 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: null and void

Oh—you meant the whale?


21 posted on 10/18/2013 12:25:01 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: null and void

Haven’t reached the teeth yet.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 12:27:13 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Fiji Hill

I always feel bad for anyone who wanders out of his territory—kind of like getting off and emerging at the wrong subway station.


23 posted on 10/18/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: null and void
She kind of looks like Teresa Russell. The girl, not the whale;)
24 posted on 10/18/2013 12:29:05 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah, but how did that killer whale end up on the moon?


25 posted on 10/18/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator

Exploding whale - Always a classic.


26 posted on 10/18/2013 12:35:23 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MrB

Defective GPS. Wow, big mystery he should have stopped in Northern California and ended up in Southern California.


27 posted on 10/18/2013 12:48:54 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: onedoug

Probably someone’s pet.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 1:12:56 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: MeshugeMikey

he wanted to be first in line to ride the high speed choo-choo.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 1:51:07 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Silentgypsy
I always feel bad for anyone who wanders out of his territory—kind of like getting off and emerging at the wrong subway station.

LOL! I've had that experience.

30 posted on 10/18/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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To: DannyTN

Exploding whale - Always a classic.
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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.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 3:06:08 PM PDT by octex
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To: TurboZamboni

the smart train......

ya know....Sacramento could USE a Smart something but a train doesnt quite fit that bill


33 posted on 10/18/2013 6:18:20 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Silentgypsy

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.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 8:19:43 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

I think your guardian angel was there, too. I’m sure you could have wound up in someplace worse!


35 posted on 10/19/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (the seed spawn of zor-ketthraa!.)
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